Staff Picks

Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip

Rating: 5 stars 1
This satisfying seafood dip features lump crabmeat, fresh shrimp, smoked cheese, and crowd-pleasing spices. Best of all? It takes only five minutes to prep.

Crab Imperial

A cocktail party favorite, crab imperial is like a cross between a hot dip and a casserole.

Creamy Crab Dip Recipe

Fresh crabmeat is a Southern favorite, and we like it served for any meal of the day, in omelets, salads, and soups.

Crab Boil with Beer and Old Bay Recipe

Rating: 3 stars 2
If you're lucky enough to get your hands on some live blue crabs, there's no better way to enjoy them than in an old-fashioned crab boil.

Lump Crab Mornay

This creamy dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. Julia adapted this creamy dip from a recipe in Bayou Cuisine by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Indianola, Mississippi.

Crab Pie Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 1
Wow your brunch crowd with a decadent spin on quiche.

Best-Ever Crab Cakes with Green Tomato Slaw Recipe

Rating: 3 stars 6
Flavored with fresh herbs, lemon, and a hint of hot sauce, these crab cakes truly live up to their name.

West Indies Crab Salad Recipe

This simple salad is tasty way to enjoy fresh crab.

She-Crab Soup Recipe

With freshly harvested crabmeat, heavy cream, and sherry wine, this luxurious Charleston soup deserves a spot on every dinner table.

Crab Cake Hush Puppies

Rating: 3 stars 1
Serve these Crab Cake Hush Puppies with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce for tasty appetizers. Hush puppies, a Southern classic made by deep-frying a cornmeal batter gets a seafood makeover. Served with a creamy, thick dipping sauce, these salty critters are a great option for a potluck meal or an appetizer that serves to impress. Freeze any leftovers and defrost up to 3 months later.

Deviled Crab Melts Recipe

Kick off a summer party with crunchy crostinis topped with lightly spiced crab.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes

These crab cakes are the perfect party-ready appetizer, but they can also be served as a main dish.