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Just Add Crab: Unexpected Dishes You Should Try With Crab Legs

Just Add Crab: Unexpected Dishes You Should Try With Crab Legs

Want to add instant luxury to any menu? Try adding crab legs! While we love a good seafood boil and think it’s hard to beat the simplicity of cracking crab legs around a big table with friends, there are a number of ways to incorporate this seafood delight into everyday meals. If you haven’t tapped into these ideas, you might be missing out on some of the best flavor combinations! Give these a go:

King crab is naturally lean, low in calories and bursting with flavor — and that makes it a natural addition to any salad! Try it atop a loaded Cobb salad, with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, and bacon. Dress it with a nice olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper, and you’re in for a tasty, heart-healthy meal! 

You already know that crab legs and buttery sauces are a match made in culinary heaven, so why not add it to your favorite pasta dish? Shrimp and crab scampi, stuffed shells with crab, crab linguine — the possibilities are endless! (Plus, the lightness of the crab balances out the heavy cream and butter in the sauce, right?!)

Instantly turn your toast from boring to delicious (and nutritious) by adding crab! Go bruschetta-style with a thick Italian loaf, summer tomatoes, garlic, and a drizzle of heavy olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Or, spread some cream cheese on a piece of toast, mix up an easy lemon aioli, and enjoy a flavorful open-faced sandwich.

With plenty of garlic, olive oil, fresh parsley, and a splash of white wine, it’s hard to go wrong with any risotto variation. For the best results, cook your risotto dish as you usually would and heat your crab separately. Then, simply fold in the crab just before serving for a savory treat!

Move over, BBQ Chicken. The flatbread flavor of the moment is crab! There are tons of different ways to incorporate this succulent seafood into your flatbread. Try a deconstructed crab rangoon with cream cheese, sweet chili sauce, and green onions spread over a flatbread pizza or piece of naan. Or, go for a “California” — Monterey jack cheese, avocado, olive oil, and lemon juice. You could even try a more traditional flatbread flavor combination with alfredo sauce, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella alongside your crab meat. 

While your culinary creations are as limitless as your imagination, one element is non-negotiable: High-quality king crab legs. Don’t count on your local grocery store when it comes to seafood. Instead, opt for the biggest, best, and most safely handled option out there — ours! Stock up now and get to cooking.