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Easy Game Day Crab Appetizers

We are in the thick of football season, woooohoooo! And, even though we now have games on Thursday and Monday, it’s always the weekend football binge sessions that provide us with ample gathering and munching opportunities…We live for those munching opportunities! 

We promise not to get into too much competitive talk about our Maryland/DC football teams, pinky swear. But, living in this area does have it’s perks when it comes to tasty appetizer options. We thought it would be fun to share our favorite *easy* game day crab appetizers, the best of the best. And, as we’re pretty sure blue crabs hold no team affiliation, these inclusive appetizers will be a hit no matter where you watch and cheer. 

 

 

Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball 

This simple recipe comes together in well under 5 minutes. If you find yourself with some unexpected guests, this appetizer will keep you from having to spend oodles of time in the kitchen. 

Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball 

Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded white or yellow cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Lump Maryland Crab Meat
  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese, cheddar, Worcestershire, soy sauce, garlic powder, and crab meat in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Lightly dampen your hands with water and roll the mixture into a ball.
  3. Place scallions and sesame seeds on a large plate and roll the cheeseball in the mixture to coat.
  4. Serve immediately or wrap and refrigerate. Serve with assorted crackers.

 

Crab Nachos 

One of our other speedy appetizers is this tasty heap of crab nachos. This is another quick fix, mostly because we have so many of these ingredients hanging around the kitchen. 

Crab Nachos 

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag corn tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
  • 3/4-1 cup Jumbo Lump Maryland Crab Meat
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4-1/2 cup pico de gallo or salsa
  • 1/4-1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line tortilla chips in an even layer on a large baking sheet.
  2. Sprinkle the chips with cheese and top with crab meat.
  3. Generously season the nachos with Old Bay and bake for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  4. Serve or top your nachos with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.

 

Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Shrimp 

This is our “good luck charm” appetizer, we make these Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Shrimp when there’s a big game on the line.  

Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen Crab Cake Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
  • 12 slices bacon
  • cocktail or tartar sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wrap each stuffed shrimp with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place the bacon wrapped shrimp on a large baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve with cocktail or tartar sauce on the side.

 

Mug Soup Gratiné

When the temperature drops, this appetizer will warm any football fan. 

Mug Soup Gratiné

Ingredients

  • 32 oz of any of our homemade soups Lobster Bisque, Maryland Crabmeat Bisque, Maryland Crab Gumbo or Clam Chowder
  • 6-8 sourdough bread or baguette slices toasted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place mugs (make sure they’re microwave or oven-safe) on a large baking sheet.
  2. Fill mugs 3/4 full with warm soup and top with bread slices.
  3. Generously sprinkle each with cheese and carefully place in the oven.
  4. Heat for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melty and slightly golden.
  5. Carefully remove the mugs from the oven, let the handles cool enough hold, and serve.

Are you Ready for some Football? 

Me too (and some tasty crab appetizers)! 

Stress out over the game’s score, never your seafood. At Cameron’s Seafood we pride ourselves on fresh seafood, delivered fast. As we say, from the shore to your door, 3 days fresher than the grocery store. Shop today! 

Show us your team spirit by sharing your tasty game day creations on any of our social pages, InstagramFacebook or Twitter be sure to tag us @cameronsseafoodonline.

About the author

Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron’s Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.

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