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Jan 29, 2009 10:23 AM

Leftover crab - recipes?


I bought a container of lump crab meat and am planning to use 1/2 for a seafood risotto. I have to use the rest up within 4 days so any ideas ??


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  1. Two of my family's favorite dinners are crab quesadillas/tacos. Can fancy it up with lots of optional condiments (cabbage, tomato, avocado, sour cream, limes) or make it two sided, cut into wedges and serve with a big salad.

    1. I'd use it up faster than 4 days... like tomorrow. It goes bad very quickly and if it's not "bad" it gets rather aromatic in the meantime, shall we say! It's a pricey mistake to let it go bad. If you don't want to cook with it, just toss some on top of salad greens and eat it that way.

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      1. re: HaagenDazs

        Cepes filled with crabmeat. Or fill an avocado with with it. But whatever, do it soon.

        1. re: HaagenDazs

          Crab cakes - bread crumbs, an egg, spices of your choice. Bake or pan fry till brown Serve with remoulade sauce or tartar sauce. You can make sandwiches, serve by themselves or put on top of salad. I agree with HaagenDazs. I wouldn't hold on to the crab meat very long. It is highly perishable or crab and corn soup, chowder. If you have Zatarains where you live they have a good white sauce in a box you can use as base for the chowder. Then add corn and stock.

        2. Someone posted here earlier today about a crab guacamole on endive. Sounds delish:

          1. Crab cannelloin might favorite (with a wonderful bechamel sauce), or Crab Louies the real San Francisco treat!

            1. Olive oil and garlic angel hair with sauteed spinach and crab, maybe some red pepper flakes in the olive oil.