When you find a good deal on crab meat, no one would blame you for buying in bulk. All you need is a little clarified butter and some lemon juice to make a dish that will make everyone in your family rush to the dinner table. While some people think that there is no such thing as too much crab meat, you might find that you have a few pieces leftover that no one wants. Instead of trying to reheat that meat in the microwave the next day, find delicious recipe ideas for using that extra crab.
Hot Crab Dip
Crab lovers just can't get enough of this delicious dip, which features a rich combination of cheese and crab. The basic recipe is so simple that you might find yourself making it for every party you throw. Toss the leftover crab meat in a large bowl with softened cream cheese. Add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and a small handful of your favorite cheese. Pour the mixture into an oven-safe pan, scatter more cheese over the top and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the cheese melts and the dip warms through.
Bacon Wrapped Crab
This recipe works best with lump crab meat and the larger pieces that you might have leftover. Chop the crab meat into equal size pieces. Wrap each piece of crab with a slice of bacon. Use a toothpick inserted through the sides to secure the bacon to the crab. Bake the delicious little bites at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until the bacon is crispy on the outside and the crab is warm. Make this appetizer even more delicious with a mixture of garlic and olive oil that you brush on the bacon before baking.
Crab Rangoon Appetizers
Crab Rangoon is a classic dish found in many Chinese restaurants, but most of those restaurants just use cream cheese and some spices wrapped in dough without using any real crab meat. To make an even better version at home, mix one pound of crab meat with spices like Worcestershire sauce, garlic, parsley, onion powder and ginger with eight ounces of cream cheese and two tablespoons of chopped green onions. Place the mixture in prepared phyllo or puff pastry cups until hot and bubbly. The next time you find a great deal on stone crab claws for sale, keep some of these delicious ideas in mind for your leftovers.
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