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.
Emeril's Seafood Mac and Cheese
Cioppino (Seafood Stew)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.