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Jun 25, 2011 04:39 PM

What can I do with canned crab?

I live in a part of the country where getting fresh fish is impossible, but I still crave it, esp. in summer.

So today I picked up a six ounce can of Chicken of the Sea white crab and have no idea what to expect.

Will it be so disgusting that I can't even use it? I DO like canned tuna though.

Thoughts? Ideas? Should I feed it to my dog?

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  1. make a crab salad, celery, scallions, hard boiled egg, parsley, lemon zest, dijon, mayo, s & p.

        1. I love to mix a can of crab with a brick of cream cheese and scallions, green onions or chives. Makes a great bagel spread, sandwich filling, crab Rangoon stuffing or is great with cukes or salad greens.

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          1. re: calliope_nh

            this sounds good...will try this. thanks!

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              So, can I surmise that what you guys are saying is it's not going to taste like crap out of the can? I realize it will be nothing like fresh. I was just wondering if it could actually be enjoyable? If so, I'll buy it all the time!

              1. re: natewrites

                lol, have never had it, so give it a shot. some fish departments carry canned crab, that is just cleaned blue crab. pricey, but worth it.

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  I know. And it comes in a blue tin. Unfortunately, my redneck grocery stores only carry it during the holidays. Otherwise, it's Chicken of the Sea, which sort of scares me.

                2. re: natewrites

                  well, you'll have to judge for yourself. i wouldn't recommend eating it plain, straight out of the can...but yes, you can absolutely turn it into something tasty with the right seasonings & additional ingredients.