It’s Crab to the Rescue!
As we have been in “show season” for the past few months it has been a whirlwind tour of convention centers all over the country for our entire team. We are always looking for new applications for our crab meat. My goal is to get people thinking about the versatility and ease of use that our crab provides. It is such a great way to take a regular dish and by simply adding some crab you can create an upscale signature dish with almost no added labor. With our broad line of crab products with sizes and prices to meet almost any food cost needs, the options are almost limitless. Over the past few weeks as we have traveled around the country at various shows, we continued to hear concern about the rising prices of lobster meat. This came from customers looking for a new supplier or looking for a replacement protein to even a sales rep from a lobster company saying how our product has become a bargain compared to the record high prices of lobster. Our crab is an excellent alternative to lobster! The sweet delicate flavor and luxury appeal of our crab works as an easy substitute in most lobster recipes, from soups and salads to pasta and entrees. When we were discussing this opportunity, the same need kept coming up, Lobster Mac & Cheese. This has become such a popular item on menus across the country, however, with the current price of lobster meat, it has become prohibitive from a food cost or menu price standpoint for many operators. So for the past week I have been looking at various recipes for Mac & Cheese and testing them with our crab meat in all forms from our premium pasteurized blue crab to our mid level red swimming crab and even our value priced frozen crab. I tested recipes from a high end, white tablecloth version with Gruyere cheese and buttery toasted fresh breadcrumbs to a more unique flavor profile playing on a classic queso dip with crab and pasta. I even tested adding our crab to a premade mac & cheese as there has become a wide variety of very high quality ones available in recent years. Take a look at our recipes to see how to create a signature crab mac & cheese.