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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?


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  1. sweet ginger RE: Ally Cat 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...


    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!

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      Nancy Berry RE: Ally Cat 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.

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        Val RE: Ally Cat 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:


        1. steinpilz RE: Ally Cat Aug 12, 2006 03:38 AM

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

          1. Candy RE: Ally Cat 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 RE: Ally Cat Aug 13, 2006 01:50 PM

              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.
              Serve immediately.

              1. Dommy RE: Ally Cat 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... :)



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                  brownie RE: Ally Cat 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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