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Canned Crab, what to do besides crab cakes?

Ally Cat Aug 12, 2006 12:26 AM

Any ideas? I'm trying to lose weight right now - so would love healthly alternatives for using up the large can of crab in my refrigerator. Maybe crab cakes are not as evil as I think they are?

Thanks!

  1. sweet ginger Aug 12, 2006 12:44 AM

    How about a low fat crab dip? Could be good with veggie sticks or crackers. I found this one on-line, but haven't tried it...

    http://seafood.allrecipes.com/AZ/Grea...

    But a really good crab cake (or two) can't be all that bad, especially if you put it on top of a salad! Just make it mostly crab, with not too much "filler", so you're getting the protein, but not the bad stuff. Good luck!

    1. n
      Nancy Berry Aug 12, 2006 02:56 AM

      Phillips, the company that cans Costco's refrigerated canned crab, has an excellent group of recipes on their website. Just go here: http://web.phillipsfoods.com/recipe-c...

      and, as it says on the site, "To return the largest number of crab recipes, simply select "crab" as the Main Seafood Ingredient and leave the rest of the options unchanged." When I did that, I received over 700 crab recipes.

      1. v
        Val Aug 12, 2006 02:59 AM

        Crab and Herb Fettucine recipe from epicurious sounds pretty tasty, haven't tried it yet but it looks somewhat healthy! Link below:

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

        1. steinpilz Aug 12, 2006 03:38 AM

          Yeah, crab dip or crab salad. Think maybe red onions, sliced pimentos, and artichoke

          1. Candy Aug 12, 2006 04:23 PM

            Vietnamese Spring Rolls! After frying they freeze and reheat well. Great to eat right now or later. Really really good eating.

            1. TexasToast Aug 13, 2006 01:50 PM

              You can't beat simple linguine with crab and chili oil.

              Here's a recipe I've used.

              TT

              225g/8oz dried linguine
              15ml-1 tbsp chilli oil
              2 cloves garlic, chopped
              1 large red chilli, finely chopped
              2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
              170g/6oz tin white crab meat
              juice of 1 lemon
              30-45ml/2-3 tbsp olive oil

              1. Place the linguine into a pan of boiling, salted water.
              2. Heat the chilli oil in a small pan, add the garlic, chilli,
              parsley and crab meat and cook gently for a couple of
              minutes.
              3. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil.
              4. Drain the pasta and stir through the chilli crab sauce.
              Serve immediately.

              1. Dommy Aug 14, 2006 05:37 AM

                I love the idea of Crab Spring Rolls! Very healthy! :)

                Here's a link to an earlier Crab Meat discussion... :)

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                --Dommy!

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                  brownie Aug 14, 2006 01:33 PM

                  My favorite thing to do with crab meat is a crab salad (for lack of a better name).
                  You'll have to adjust most of this to taste:
                  -Lime juice to taste, i like it limey so i use at least two limes
                  -chile powder
                  -finely chopped vidalia onion, quantity would depend on how much crab meat you're using. For one can, I'd probably use about 1/3 of a medium vidalia
                  -cilantro, to taste
                  -about 1/2 of a small avo, diced

                  as you can see, this is kind of like a salsa-guac hybrid thing, without the mashed avo and with, obviously, the addition of crab.

                  it's really refreshing in summer!

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