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7 Creative Ways to Pair Crab with Other Proteins

We’ll be the first to tell you that a good steak doesn’t need anything else on the plate to shine — and the same goes for a perfectly cooked pork chop or tender roasted chicken. However, even though we feel strongly about the ability of meat to make a meal, we also love a good pairing.

March 5, 2020

Today, we’re rounding up seven creative ways to pair crab with meats. Because even though your meat should be high-quality enough to stand alone, that doesn’t mean it always has to.

Filet Mignon Topped with Lump Crab Meat

A classic for a reason, this version of surf and turf is ideal for steak lovers who just want a touch of sweetness from the sea. With minimal need for seasoning, this dish lets the meat take center stage.

Bacon-Topped Crab Cake Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a good crab cake sandwich? And adding a few slices of bacon is great for the extra crunch and pop of salt. You could even take it one step further and combine your crab cake sandwich with all the ingredients of a classic BLT.

Crab Dip Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Creamy and savory crab dip is a favorite appetizer for a reason, but have you ever considered using it as a filling? Simply butterfly your chicken breasts, spread a spoonful or two of the dip inside, then fold back up for baking. As a note, this entrée works best when the crab dip is fairly thick.

Crab and Sausage Soup

For the perfect sweet and spicy comfort food, look no further than a warm, cozy crab and sausage soup. While there are any number of spice and vegetable varieties you could try, this recipe offers a good model to start with.

Creamy Crab and Chicken Alfredo

Few things are more satisfying than a big bowl of pasta — and mixing your proteins can take a typical alfredo to the next level. The combination of chicken and crab with creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce will be perfectly satisfying. Just make sure you go the extra mile and make your own sauce instead of relying on a jarred variety. Trust us: it’s easy and well worth it. Here’s a recipe for inspiration.

Crab-topped Eggs Benedict with Breakfast Sausage

If you’ve never tried crab with hollandaise sauce, we’re here to tell you that you are seriously missing out. A spin on a classic breakfast favorite, crab-topped eggs benedict with a side of breakfast sausage has everything you need to win brunch.

Crab Legs and Ribs

OK, hear us out — we know this one sounds weird. But if you’re going to get messy eating with your hands, why not enjoy two favorites together? If you’ve ever eaten ribs and wished for something a little more delicate on the side or wanted a heartier complement to your crab legs, this suggestion is for you. 

The bottom line? When you’re eating really delicious meat, it doesn’t really matter how you pair it — you just know it’s going to be good.

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