As you most likely already know, Alaska Dungeness crab is one of the tastiest, most delicious fresh seafoods that you can buy. But after you have it in your possession, you might be unsure of how to actually prepare it. Luckily, Alaska Dungeness crab is actually one of the easiest foods that you can include in a recipe. Depending on how you buy it, it might even be partially or wholly cooked already in the store! This means that you do not even have to fiddle with cooking the meat – you can simply add it to recipes and go from there.

One of the most popular ways to make Alaska Dungeness crab is to make crab cakes. Take about two cups of the crab meat, one beaten egg, a tablespoon of flour, three tablespoons of mayonnaise or sour cream, and a cup of bread crumbs, mix them all together, and sauté in oil. You can add spices like salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and curry to taste. You can serve these with salad for a great light lunch for two that is both healthy and delicious. Or you can increase the recipe and serve as an appetizer and a dinner party or a cocktail hour. Bring them to any social gathering, and people will be impressed beyond words!

Another great way to prepare Alaska Dungeness crab is to make a seafood salad. Take the crab in chunks, and coat in a little bit of oil and vinegar, adding spices like salt and pepper to taste. Mix with lemon juice, chopped celery, onions, and green peppers. You can use this salad for a sandwich instead of the tired classic tuna salad sandwich, or you can eat it on its own for a delicious alternative to boring lunches.

You can also make a crab soup if you would like. For this, you want fish broth and cream (one cup each per half pound of crab), some onion, butter, and a few tablespoons of flour, depending on how thick you want the soup. Sauté the onion in butter and add the flour. Stir in the crab and quickly add the broth, followed by the spices to taste. Heat up, and the cream, and garnish with parsley.

Looking for wonderful Alaskan Seafood recipes? Check out great meals to make for your family from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Check out the ASMI Facebook page for more information on Alaska Seafood!