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Mar 5, 2011 06:34 AM

What to do with my crab claws

I just got given a kilo of crab claws, frozen. They're cooked and shelled, with only the shell on the one big pincer left on. So... they're basically frozen crab meat I guess. Still, it seems a shame to shred them and put them in a sandwich. Any ideas?

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  1. Lump crab cakes!!! I like to have diced red bells, scallions or chives, lemon zest, parsley,a little tiny bit of fresh bread crumb, cayene, mayo, egg, s. & p.

    1. Make a dipping sauce with some minced garlic, rice wine vinegar, a bit of sugar and a dash of salt. Then steam your claws to warm them up, then just go at it.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          This would be my choice, serving them with several dipping sauces. Basic melted butter and lemon; cocktail sauce with horseradish; a mustard sauce in the style of Joe's Stone Crabs in Florida; a remoulade; an asian, soy-based one with rice wine vinegar, ginger and garlic, etc. Lots of styles to choose from that would go with delicious crab claws. Enjoy!

        2. Best appetizer ever - marinated crab claws. Common party food in Louisiana. I don't have a recipes, but here's a link to a bunch.

          1. Would make a fairly decent chowder with some milk and potatoes.

            1. Spanish Willy:

              A little drawn garlic butter, a crusty baguette, a good bottle of Semillon Blanc, a fireplace, a furry rug, a little music, low lighting, a *very* good friend...