Our Favorite Seasonal Blue Crab Recipes

We’ve rounded up the best of the best! The tastiest blue crab recipes ever assembled to celebrate the end of the Summer season. Whether you’re looking for a simple meal or a feast fit for a crowd, we have got you covered! 

Summer Crab Pasta Salad 


Summer is peak blue crab season. Starting in late spring, blue crabs emerge from their hibernation hiding spots. By late summer, most crabs have already doubled, or even tripled, in size. One of the most coveted bits of the blue crab, is the jumbo lump meat. To highlight these large, chunky, buttery crab pieces, we partnered ripe seasonal veggies, summer sausage, al dente pasta noodles, and a creamy-zesty dressing. A perfect pasta salad for potlucks, picnics or BBQs. 


Grilled Blue Crabs with Garlicky Mop 


The best blue crabs come from the crisp, blue wonder that is the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks to the unique weather of the Mid-Atlantic and the biodiversity of the bay, we are blessed with crabs that are sweet, delicate, buttery, and delicious. Grilling blue crabs might be new to some. When crafting a recipe for grilled blue crabs, we wanted to ensure maximum flavor infusion as well as ease of cooking. Enter…Grilled Blue Crabs with Garlicky Mop! Perfect for as either a casual family meal or group. 


Crab Salad Rolls with Rice Paper Wrappers 


This dish is light and delicious — you can feel guilt-free while eating these crab salad rolls! Given the light nature of all the ingredients, this healthy crab recipe really allows for Cameron’s jumbo lump crab meat to shine as the star ingredient. They are also packed with oodles of seasonal fresh veggies, the perfect ode to Summer. Enjoy as a light dinner or lunch! 


Panzanella Crab Salad 


This Italian-inspired crab salad recipe is chockfull of Summer produce and delicious lump blue crab meat! The cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, avocado, and creamy citrus dressing pair so well with the buttery, protein-packed crab meat. Perfect for either a special occasion or no-cook-necessary dinners. 


Soft Shell Crab Tacos 


Gear up for some sensational Summer flavor (and a splash of spice) with this recipe for Soft Shell Crab Tacos. Fresh-Tex ingredients and grilled soft shell crabs are an inspired combination. An ideal recipe for al fresco cooking.

 The delicious soft shell crab…mmmmm soooo good….is a Chesapeake Bay regional specialty. As a crab develops it needs to shed it’s external exoskeleton shell to grow larger. The crab will wiggle free from it’s smaller shell and emerge a little larger and much softer. So soft, in-fact, that you can eat the entire crab—shell and all! 


Crab Cake Sliders with Corn & Scallions Salsa 


Crab cakes originated as a humble fisherman’s dish and they are now incorporated into many different cuisines around the world. These delicate cakes are great both on their own as an appetizer! We love serving crab cake-themed appetizers throughout the Summer months! Paired with seasonal ingredients, fun-zesty toppings, and sensational spreads. Not only are they an easy fix (thanks to our homemade, pre-made mix), they’re absolutely delicious! 


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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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