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Crab Recipes: 20 Delicious Ideas

There's so much more to crab than crab cakes.
02/04/2013 09:16am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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Photo credit: Foodie Crush, The Woks Of Life

It doesn't matter that these hard-shelled crustaceans roam the bottom of the ocean floor. When it shows up on our plates, crab is king. We're not just talking about king crab, there's blue crab, dungeness crab and stone crab to name a few other favorites. While we love crab served with nothing more than melted butter, when we think of all the possible crab recipes we can make, we're ready to put down the bib.

Crab cakes are definitely the most popular crab recipe around, but they're not the only one worth making. You can make crab sliders, crab panini and even crab fondue. Though, if you've never tasted a homemade crab cake recipe, we recommend giving it a try.

1
Crab Spaghetti With Lemon Gremolata
Foodie Crush
2
Crab Fried Rice
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3
Crab Rangoon Dip
Damn Delicious
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4
Cheesy Avocado Crab Stuffed Piquillo Pepper
Half Baked Harvest
5
Sesame Panko Crab Cakes with Cilantro Lime Tartar Sauce
The Woks Of Life
6
Crab Rangoon
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7
Crab and Avocado Grilled Cheese
Foodie Crush
8
Cioppino
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9
Creamy Tomato And Crab Fettuccine
Bev Cooks
10
Crab Salad Sweet Potato Chip Bites
Foodie Crush
11
Curry Crab
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12
Classic King Crab
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13
Crab Cake Poppers With Spicy Aioli
Foodie Crush
14
Crab Cake Sliders
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15
Crab Mac And Cheese
A Spicy Perspective
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16
Crab Salad
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17
Crab And Artichoke Dip
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18
Crab Stuffed Salmon
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19
Crab Salad And Sourdough Panini
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20
Avocado Crab Crostini
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21
Scallion Ginger Cantonese Crab
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