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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Lobster Salad with Tostones

A rich yet light lobster salad is paired with crispy tostones, the Caribbean's addictive twice-fried plantains for a stellar appetizer or lunch. You can also use a pound of shrimp in this recipe in place of the lobster; just reduce the cooking time by two minutes.

Chesapeake Crab Cakes

The crab cakes can be formed and chilled a day ahead, and can be fried up to an hour ahead; reheat them in a 250-degree oven on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack just until warmed through, 8 to 10 minutes.

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 Sandwich

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

Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Rating: 3.55 stars
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.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
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.

Lobster Stock 101

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

Crab Ravioli with Lemon Butter

Rating: 3.45 stars
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.

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.

Lobster Bisque

Rating: 5 stars
A quick and easy homemade lobster stock is the base for this rich, creamy soup. Each bowl is finished with buttery, succulent lobster meat and delicate fennel fronds.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Rating: 3.54 stars
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

Crab Croquettes

A bite-sized riff on the popular Arabian Gulf seafood dish known as al jasheed, these fried croquettes call for lump crabmeat and swap out the traditional rice for fluffy mashed potatoes.

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Boiled Lobsters with Corn and Potatoes

Rating: 3.58 stars

Everyone's favorite way to eat lobster: boiled in the same pot as fresh corn and new potatoes -- melted butter is optional.