Crab isn’t just for crab cakes! Maybe you have heard me say that once or twice. Well check out this Mediterranean inspired salad with Farro, a delicious ancient grain with a firm texture and nutty flavor. Here we use two really cool, on trend, ingredients, preserved lemon and harissa. A mélange of vegetables, some roasted some raw, toasted pine nut and of course…Crab!
Sometimes presenting a classic in a new way is creates an exciting new dish. That and the addition of some of crab meat makes it memorable. Take a classic Waldorf salad, add some crab and fill up a ring shaped cup of slow roasted butternut squash and your guests will say WOW!
It is time for the Holidays and that means Holiday parties. How about the flavors of classic spinach artichoke reinvented with the help of some delicious crab to make an elegant hors d’oeuvre.
It is officially Pumpkin season, all you need to do is drive by our house and see the massive Halloween display to know. Well the sweet, yet earthy flavor of our crab pairs perfectly with sweet yet earthy pumpkin, who would have guessed?
I developed this recipe a few years ago for a Winter sales meeting for one of our customers in northern Michigan. Wild rice is very popular in the area, with some of the best coming from neighboring Minnesota. The addition of our sweet and delicious crab took the recipe to the next level and it was a go to dish and recipe that we shared with our customers all over the country. Well here is the recipe, the two essential ingredients are of course, our crab meat and Minnesota wild rice (which in reality isn’t a rice, but rather a type of grass). I hope you enjoy.
Toasted baguette slices covered with a light, seasonal crab salad. A perfect recipe for an elegant cocktail party.
Simply adding crab to a classic recipe is an easy way to create a new signature dish.
This is the one you have loved at the shows! Craig’s Killer Crab Salad! If you heard me telling the story, this crab salad was a “Chef” mistake that turned out to be what is now a ten plus year favorite!
Please note this recipe is made in bulk for a large party or event or as an item for a foodservice establishment. It can be reduced easily by reducing all ingredients by 2/3rds and only using one pound of crab. Enjoy.