Cheese-free Recipes For Canned Pink Crab Meat

I have a couple dozen cans of BumbleBee "premium select" pink crab meat, and I've run out of things to do with it. Here's the catch: I'm allergic to dairy products (milk and things made from milk). I can substitute easily for milk itself, so don't worry about that, but any recipes that require cheese won't easily turn out right. So, what are your favorite cheese-free recipes for canned pink crab meat?


Thank you in advance!

Ms. C. from USA

December 5, 20070 found this helpful


1/2 cup green pepper, chopped

1/4 cup onion, minced

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup crab meat, cooked or canned

1 cup shrimp, cooked or canned

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cups corn flakes, crushed

(or 1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs)

dash of paprika

lemon slices

Combine green pepper, onion, celery, fish, mayonnaise, salt and Worcesteshire. Mix lightly. Place mixture into individual shells or shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with crushed corn flakes or crumbs and paprika. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes. Serve with slices of lemon. Serves 6.

Source:"Chesapeake Bay Cookbook"(Traub Company, Inc.)

Crab meat is also good mixed into Chinese fried rice or scrambled eggs. I once ate a meat loaf that contained a can of crab, minced celery, and Old Bay seasoning -- it was delicious!The lady wouldn't give me the complete recipe, maybe you can find one on a recipe site.

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December 6, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you for this response! I've saved your recipe and ideas, and will try it very soon. Who else has some?

Thank you so very much!

Ms. C.

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December 6, 20070 found this helpful

If you Google, and enter canned crab as your search term, you will find 100 plus recipes. The site numbers them, and the following numbers are nondairy but good. I usually use the frozen fake crab, but canned works too. I have made all of these, and they are good.

Take a look at recipes #2, #9, #33, #44, and #56.

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December 6, 20070 found this helpful

Chop up some herbs (ones such as fennel and dill go well with seafood) and mix with mayonnaise for a tasty sandwich spread!

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December 8, 20070 found this helpful

If it was me, I'd try crab cakes. I'd try doing things my own way, like my salmon cake recipe first, then I'd look at other crab cake recipes and put one together.

I make a salmon loaf, I'm sure you could make up a crab loaf. My salmon loaf has crushed soda crackers, eggs, broth from can, salmon, I also put in onions, but with crab, I think I would put in tiny minced celery instead.

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