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Old 12-10-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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Question Leftover crab

I cleaned out my freezer yesterday and found several large bags of crab legs/claws. I boiled them in craboil and water. Now I have all of this leftover crab. Do you have any ideas on how to utilize it other than the quintessential crab cakes or salad?

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Old 12-10-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Make Sushi
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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I've never made Sushi. I do like eating it. I really like spring rolls.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #4
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Add it to gumbo at the last minute. Use in crab salad, crab dip, or seafood pasta. There's crab bisque, corn & crab chowder, crab Rangoon, crab-stuffed mushrooms, fish stuffed with crab dressing...
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:48 PM   #5
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You can add it to fried rice.
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:02 PM   #6
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I've never made Sushi. I do like eating it. I really like spring rolls.

Make spring rolls.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
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What a predicament to be in - have fun!!

this is delicious -
mini-phyllo tart shells
combine some of your crabmeat with gr. onions and cream cheese.
Spoon this mixture in the tart shells and top with cranberry sauce.
Bake in ~350-375 F. oven for about 10 min.

(bet you can't eat just one!)
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:01 AM   #8
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Wish I had that delima, I would just add melted butter and eat. I love crab legs.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:16 AM   #9
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Mix some with a little Creme Fraiche, fresh chives, black pepper, and serve with crackers.
A hot crab dip, and serve with toasted pita points.
Crab Alfredo.
Cajun stuffed crabs.
Crab Stuffed steaks.

I could go on, as I have lots of recipes, but many of the basic themes are the same, and some of those ideas have been posted by other people.

Personally, I like to use leftover crab for gumbo, as Constance mentioned.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:23 AM   #10
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I never had that problem. How about a good cracker spread? Here is a good recipe.

CRAB CRACKER SPREAD
2-8oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 cups real mayonnaise
2 tsp prepared mustard
2 tsp horseradish
2 Tbsp dried minced onions
2 tsp seasoned salt
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Pinch of salt
Lemon juice
2-6oz cans crab meat, drained and checked for shells.
Pinch of garlic powder.
Rich round crackers

Mix well first nine ingredients in a bowl.
Add dash of garlic powder.
Fold in drained crab meat. Mix thoroughly.
Taste and correct seasoning.
Chill covered overnight.
Enjoy
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