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?
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...
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!
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.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls! After frying they freeze and reheat well. Great to eat right now or later. Really really good eating.
You can't beat simple linguine with crab and chili oil.
Here's a recipe I've used.
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
3. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil.
4. Drain the pasta and stir through the chilli crab sauce.
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
-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!