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Sweet Pea May 25, 2005 09:28 AM

My eyes were bigger than my stomach last night and I have about 2 cups of cleaned snow crab legs. Any ideas / recipes on what to do with it for dinner for 2 tonight? I've never made crabcakes. That or salad maybe?

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    Terrie H. May 25, 2005 05:29 PM

    One of my favorite uses is to warm extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice and a little diced tomato in a saucepan, add the crab meat, fresh parsley and a pinch of hot pepper flakes right before you toss is all with hot pasta (spaghetti, perciatelli, linguini). Easy and delicious.

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      Michele Cindy May 25, 2005 12:58 PM

      Melt some butter, put in a small dish, then just dip in the cold crab pieces.

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        AimeeP May 25, 2005 11:53 AM

        A simple way to use it would be to toss it into a vodka sauce over some sort of pasta.

        More complicated but good - Crab Potstickers

        Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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          TomSwift May 25, 2005 11:18 AM

          I like the gumbo idea but how about an omlette with some mushrooms, scallions, cheese and herbs?

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            texasmensch May 25, 2005 10:35 AM

            We made a crab salad (always with imitation crab, but it should work). We dice the crab and add chopped celery and onion and a bit of mayo and there you go. Light, refreshing, and delish!

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              Pat Hammond May 25, 2005 09:54 AM

              Sounds like the makings of a very fine gumbo!

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                Sweet Pea May 25, 2005 09:37 AM

                How much would you think 2 cups is relative to a pound?

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