Friday, August 13, 2010


Our friend, Gary, who has a terrific website, all about crabs, made these wonderful stuffed crabs for our recent crab party.  They disappeared quickly, and everyone raved over them.  Here is how he made them:

Gary's Stuffed Crabs

12 oz. imitation crab meat mixed with real snow crab meat
4 oz. mini (salad) shrimp
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
1 (8 oz.) bottle of clam juice
16 oz. herb-seasoned bread stuffing
1/2 cup water
15 crab shells
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
freshly chopped parsley

Heat oven to 375F.  In large bowl, combine crab meat, shrimp, butter, oil, wine and clam juice, mixing lightly till just blended.  Fold in stuffing mix by hand, then add water gradually till mixture is moist.  Divide mixture among the crab shells and place on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with cheese, then seasoning, and finally parsley.  Bake 25-30 minutes or till lightly browned and hot.  Serve immediately with lemon slices and cocktail forks.

Check out Gary's crab blog for more recipes, crabbing tutorials and everything crab.