Crab & Lobster Recipes

Perfect dressed in mayo and butter and in between a split-top bun, there's so much more you can do with crab and lobster! Find great crab and lobster recipes for a shellfish boil, rolls, pasta and rice dishes, cakes, soups, hot dips, and more.

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Pan-Fried Soft-Shell Crabs

Ask your fishmonger to clean soft-shell crabs for you. Crabs should be cooked no more than six hours after they are cleaned.

Crab Ravioli with Lemon Butter

These zesty melt-in-your-mouth ravioli combine a classic ricotta filling with lump crabmeat. The fresh acidity of lemon adds to the delicacy of this dish.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
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This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.

Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Rating: 3.55 stars
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This mac and cheese is a fantastic one-dish meal -- it's so rich and creamy and cheesy, all you'll need is a simple green salad to serve alongside, and your menu is set. Lobster works well in this recipe, but if that seems too luxurious, use any combination of seafood you like.

Crab Sandwich

Rating: 3.42 stars
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This delicious crab sandwich recipe is great for any outdoor party, day or night.

Crab-and-Avocado Eggs Benedict

Cold eggs hold their shape better than room-temperature eggs when poaching. If using farm-fresh eggs that have not been refrigerated, chill them for about 1 hour before poaching, if desired.

Italian Seafood Salad

Seafood is a must for the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition. This salad with squid, shrimp, mussels, and crab is a delicious way to kick off the meal.

Luke's Lobster Roll

"The best ingredients don't need much to shine" says Luke Holden, President, Luke's Lobster, New York City about his minimalist lobster roll recipe. We adapted this recipe from his restaurant's cookbook, Real Maine Food.

Lobster Salad with Greens and Citrus Vinaigrette

The sweetness of the lobster and tomatoes is balanced by a light but flavorful lemon-orange dressing. Tarragon adds a fresh zing.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Rating: 3.54 stars
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A base of small crabmeat with larger pieces folded in saves money invisibly. For a splurge, use all backfin and lump when making these Maryland style crab cakes

Lobster Stock 101

Use this lobster stock as a base for dishes such as seafood chowder, bisque, stew, and risotto.

Lobster Rolls

Some people like only mayonnaise or melted butter on their lobster rolls, but we love the added flavor that fresh herbs provide.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lobster Recipes

Here are our favorite lobster recipes to cook up this summer.

Stovetop Clambake

Rating: 4.2 stars
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Lobster, clams, shrimp, and chorizo star in this classic clambake that cooks indoors on the stovetop in a large stockpot. Adding the ingredients in the right order is the secret to this recipe's success; the ones that take longest to cook go in first—and the whole meal is ready in just over half an hour.