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 so you can cook the seasonal delights to crisp perfection. Keep in mind that the crustaceans should be cooked no more than six hours after purchase. 

Crab Sandwich

Rating: 3.5 stars 115
This delicious crab sandwich recipe is great for any outdoor party, day or night.

Crab Ravioli with Lemon Butter

Rating: 3.5 stars 262
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.

Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 540
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-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.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.5 stars 518
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 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 Stock 101

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

Lobster Rolls

Rating: 3.5 stars 109
Some people like only mayonnaise or melted butter on their lobster rolls, but we love the added flavor that fresh herbs provide.

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.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 232
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 Bisque

Rating: 5 stars 2
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Lobster Shepherd's Pies
Rating: 3 stars 141

Individual shepherd's pies can be baked in fluted ramekins, shallow ovenproof casseroles, or even Pyrex bowls.