Shellfish lovers will be thrilled to learn that National Crab Meat Day is coming up on Thursday, March 9th. With low fat content and lots of healthy proteins, crab is a great addition to a heart-healthy diet, and it's also delicious! Our crab experts have found some of the best crab recipes on the Internet and paired them with appliance suggestions, just for you.
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon
This air fryer crab Rangoon recipe is one of our favorites: it combines crab meat, cream cheese, sauce, and scallions in wonton wrappers to create a delicious appetizer. They can feed a crowd in a hurry, too, taking just 35 minutes of preparation. And because you make them in an air fryer, they have less fat and harmful chemicals than they would if you fried them traditionally.
With a capacity of 10 qts., this air fryer from Aria can handle just about anything. Not only can it fit a full batch of these crab Rangoons with room to spare, but it can handle 12-in. pizzas if you're in the mood for it. It preheats instantly, and its convenient touchscreen gives you eight presets to choose from.
Dungeness Crabs with White Wine-Garlic Butter
If you're looking for a great crab recipe for grilling, it's hard to go wrong with this one from Jamie Purviance. The white wine and garlic butter complement the dungeness crab recipe perfectly, and the red pepper flakes add just the right amount of zest.
Weber's Genesis Series grills are perfect for this recipe, and this freestanding 62-in. grill is especially well-suited to it. With 787 sq. in. of grilling area and an extra-large prep and serve table, you can do everything you need outside. Meanwhile, the three natural gas burners provide a maximum heat output of 39,000 BTUs per hour.
Crab with Steamed Jerusalem Artichoke
If you're looking for a truly decadent meal, try this recipe for crab with steamed Jerusalem artichoke. The crab meat coordinates well with the homemade bouillon, and the artichokes add even more nutrition as well as rich flavor to the dish.
One of the best ways to cook delicate meat like crab is by using an induction stovetop, and this 30-in. one from Miele brings an amazing level of versatility to your cooking. Its PowerFlex zones let you combine two cooking zones into a 9-in. by 15-in. zone for large pans. With Con@ctivity 2.0 technology, it can even communicate with a compatible Miele range hood, turning the fans on and off automatically.
Crab Cakes with Caper and Dill Remoulade
For a new twist on a classic American recipe, try cooking these crab cakes. They use Old Bay seasoning, garlic, red bell pepper, and chives to create an amazing flavor profile, and the caper and dill remoulade draws out the flavor of the crab meat.
This 36-in. induction cooktop from Hestan comes in a gorgeous metallic silver color. Its automatic Quick-Boil heating function lets you bring your food to a high temperature quickly and efficiently, while the precise temperature controls are great for consistent results.
Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches With Singapore Slaw
A more unique way to cook crab meat is with these soft-shell crab sandwiches. While crab meat may be the main ingredient, the real star of the show is the aioli, which combines Kewpie mayonnaise, sambal oelek, and daikon radishes with lime juice. They're surprisingly easy to make, too!
Fans of gas cooktops will love this 30-in. model from Frigidaire for making these sandwiches. Its seamless recessed burners and SpillSafe® technology make it a breeze to clean, even if you spill your food. The Express-Select Controls, meanwhile, make it easy to choose between a wide range of cooking temperatures.
Is crab meat a delicacy?
It depends on where you are. In many places, crab is plentiful and inexpensive, but as you get further inland, it becomes rarer.
Is crab the healthiest meat?
With a high protein content and low saturated fat, crab is one of the healthiest meat options out there.