High End Dining on a Budget With Tasty Alaska Crab

Of all the shellfish in the world, there is none as lauded as those that make up the Pacific Alaska crab category. This includes the mighty Alaskan King crab as well as the versatile snow crab and the all popular Dungeness crab. These shellfish favorites can make exquisite meals that cost pennies in comparison to the finger licking great taste you’ll savor forever.

Preparing any type of Pacific Alaska crab is relatively simple. If you’re dealing with live crab, which is frankly is the best, you’ll have to boil them in a pot of hot water. If boiling live crabs gives you some compunctions, rub the tops of their shells near the head area until they fall asleep; or put them in the freezer for a couple minutes to numb them.

For this crab fondue recipe, you can use any kind of pacific Alaska crab, but snow crab works exceptionally well. The ingredients are a pound of crab, about half a cup of mayo, chopped celery, chopped green pepper, chopped onion, salt, 3 cups milk, a can of mushroom soup, half a cup of cheddar cheese, 4 eggs and a pound of crab. After boiling the crab, let it cool and take out the meat. Chop up the bread and layer it in the bottom of a baking dish. Mix the crab, the mayo, celery, green pepper, onion and salt and pour it on top of the bread. Mix the eggs together with the milk and pour over the crab mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Bake in the oven for fifteen minutes and remove. Pour over the can of mushroom soup, sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and return to the oven. Bake for another hour until brown on top.

This next recipe is for crab souffle. You will need milk, bread crumbs, butter, cheese, fresh pacific Alaska crab meat, chopped onion, chopped pimiento, chopped green pepper and eggs, separated. Mix together in a medium bowl milk, bread crumbs, butter, cheese, crab meat, and vegetables. Next, beat the egg yolks and pour into the crab mixture. Beat the egg whites until stiff and then gently mix it in with the other ingredients. Pour into a ramekin or baking dish and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for an hour. Serve with a green salad.

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