Imitation crab is actually made from fish and flavored to taste like crab. This less expensive substitute for crab can be used in many recipes calling for crab. This page contains recipes using imitation crab.
I picked up a package of fake crab meat at the store and am not sure what to do with it. Recipe anyone? Thanks.
By Judy from IA
I have an easy and tasty one.
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 soup can about 3/4 full of milk
Combine in pan over moderate heat. Feel free to add pepper or garlic powder if you like. Once it's bubbling slightly, add imitation crab meat and a 10 oz box of frozen peas that have been thawed. Cook until the peas are heated through.
Usually I serve this with cooked rice mixed in, but it is also good with pasta. A great way to use up leftover rice or pasta. Very creamy and tasty. My cousin's fiancee, who is a picky eater, even loves this!
I mash it up mix with a block of cream cheese put a small scoop into wonton wrappers, close up and deep fry, look up recipes for crab rangoon to find different versions of this.
I have made crab cakes with fake crab, and they were very good. Just follow a crab-cake recipe from the internet or your favorite cookbook. Another favorite "recipe" of ours is seafood salad, a tossed salad from the grocery with fake crab added. There's no cooking required with that one--it's our go-to recipe when I have time to go to the store on my way home from volunteer work, but no energy or time to cook.
Chopped garlic say 3 cloves in melted butter ,then add crab to heat and serve on crackers. So easy and very rich.
I use Zatarains crab cake mix and a package of imitation crab meat when I make crab cakes. I just use the basic recipe on the box. The imitation crab meat substitutes really well for real crab and the crab cakes taste really good.
By Betty from Philadelphia, PA
Does anyone have a recipe for what I think was called "Crab Bake"? I recently had this at a buffet in a Chinese restaurant. It consisted of chunks of imitation crab legs and cheese in a white sauce and was served in a casserole dish. My family really enjoyed it and I would like to try it at home. Thanks for your help.
Mike from PA
1 (5 1/2 ounce) can crabmeat (or meat from cooked crabs)
1 tablespoon margarine
alt and pepper
3-4 tablespoons breadcrumbs, plus a little more to sprinkle on top before baking
1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 sprig parsley, finely chopped
1-2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Saute onion and garlic in margarine for a few minutes until soft.
Add crab meat, salt, pepper and parsley and cook for a few min more.
Add breadcrumbs and Worcestershire sauce; combine well.
Pack mixture into cleaned crab backs or shells, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and dot with margarine.
Heat in oven till piping hot.
Can you use butter? I don't like margarine.
Make a white sauce by microwaving flour, milk and margarine 2 minutes on high. Microwave 2 minutes more, stirring after 1 minute. Add cheese and stir. Add crab and microwave 2 minutes. Serve over 2 cups cooked pasta.
By Robin from Washington, IA