Crab, Tomato and Red Chili Enchilada Stack

Looking for some new weeknight dinner ideas? Well we have two quick and easy crab recipes using our Pacific Cove 8oz cups. With just a few inexpensive standard grocery store ingredients and about 30 minutes you can have a delicious crab dinner on the table for your family. My family loves enchiladas and the idea for these crab enchiladas came from a rushed weeknight meal and are based loosely on a dish called King Ranch chicken that I grew up on as a kid in Texas. For the green chili enchiladas I chose of special crab meat, combined with some spinach, roasted green chilies, green enchilada sauce and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. The more subtle flavor of the crab white meat in our special works perfectly with the mild, tangy tomatillos, lime juice and cilantro in the enchilada sauce. For the red chili enchiladas I chose our much more flavorful, crab dark meat, that is our claw crab meat. Combined with some diced roasted tomatoes and green chilies, shredded Pepper Jack cheese (for a little added spice) and a red chili enchilada sauce. The flavor of our claw meat not only stands up to the bold flavors of the roasted chilies and tomatoes it shines. Add some chips and salsa, maybe a margarita or a cerveza and you have a weeknight part in no time!

Crab, Spinach and Green Chili Enchilada Stack

Looking for some new weeknight dinner ideas? Well we have two quick and easy crab recipes using our Pacific Cove 8oz cups. With just a few inexpensive standard grocery store ingredients and about 30 minutes you can have a delicious crab dinner on the table for your family. My family loves enchiladas and the idea for these crab enchiladas came from a rushed weeknight meal and are based loosely on a dish called King Ranch chicken that I grew up on as a kid in Texas. For the green chili enchiladas I chose of special crab meat, combined with some spinach, roasted green chilies, green enchilada sauce and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. The more subtle flavor of the crab white meat in our special works perfectly with the mild, tangy tomatillos, lime juice and cilantro in the enchilada sauce. For the red chili enchiladas I chose our much more flavorful, crab dark meat, that is our claw crab meat. Combined with some diced roasted tomatoes and green chilies, shredded Pepper Jack cheese (for a little added spice) and a red chili enchilada sauce. The flavor of our claw meat not only stands up to the bold flavors of the roasted chilies and tomatoes it shines. Add some chips and salsa, maybe a margarita or a cerveza and you have a weeknight part in no time!

Corn and Leek Bisque with Crab Relish

A very simple yet cream-less, unique, smooth and creamy corn and leek bisque thickened with rice. Save the crab for the garnish, Sometimes the best use of our crab is to finish the dish, like with this soup, which could easily be exchanged with a premade soup from your favorite brand. Let the crab meat shine and let your guests not only taste the crab but also see it!

Crab, Corn and Leek Risotto

One of my favorite crab dishes is crab and corn risotto, except instead of shallots or onions I like to use leeks, their sweet and delicate flavor works extremely well with both the crab meat and the corn. A simple drizzle of some store bought pesto adds a pop of color and flavor. This recipe is to make the risotto, however, if you allow to cool and then cut into portion and sauté crisp on the surface just before serving. I also dust some julienned leeks and dust with a little seasoned flour and fried crisp for some added texture.

 

 

Crab Waffle Benedict

There have been some interesting food trends during the whole quarantine. One of the recent ones has been  using a waffle maker  everything from a ham and cheese sandwich to cinnamon rolls. It just makes sense to cook a crab cake in a waffle maker for a crab eggs benedict. So here you go Ernesto.

Crab Fries with Chorizo, Beer & Cheese Sauce

Crab fries these are definitely one of the hot menu items of the moment. Some have actual crab, some just the essence of crab (like some Old Bay seasoning). Well I learned years ago at my restaurant, Taste, that when the menu says “crab fries” people are expecting some crab meat (otherwise call them Old Bay fries, IMO). Well these are fully loaded with crab, an IPA spiked beer-cheese sauce, some chorizo and some extra Cheddar and scallions for good measure.