Crab – Maryland Recipes

Imitation Crab

The Maryland blue crab is having a hard time maintaining sustainable levels in the Chesapeake Bay. If we could give them a rest for a couple of years, then they may be able to make a comeback. These fun, fast, healthy recipes as aired on Now We’re Cooking, may help to Save the Crabs !! Imitation crab is made from cod, haddock, catfish and other fish scraps combined with sugars and other additives. Why not make imitation-imitation crab and help save the Maryland crab!

Potato Crab Cakes

Recipe Ingredients

1 medium baking potato
1 lb. cod fillet
Salt and Pepper
1 tsp. seafood seasoning
2 Tbs. sliced green onion top
1 Tbs. fresh parsley-minced
1 small garlic clove-pressed
1 Tbs. lemon zest
1 Tbs. red pepper-minced
1 Tbs. fresh minced oregano
2 oz egg white
1 clove garlic -minced
whole grain cornmeal
Safflower oil

  1. Peel and dice potato, microwave, covered with ¼ cup water until tender, drain and mash.
  2. Cut fillets as needed so that they are all approximately the same thickness. Season both sides with seafood seasoning, and sear until brown on both sides in a non-stick skillet.
  3. Combine potatoes and flaked fish, and all other ingredients except the cornmeal and oil.
  4. Spray pan with safflower oil, and heat on medium heat until hot.
  5. Shape cakes and dust with cornmeal. Sear on both sides until brown.
  6. Finish in oven for 15 minutes, at dinner service.


Cocktail Sauce

¾ cup ketchup
2 Tbs. horseradish
2 TB lemon
1 tsp. lemon zest
dash tobacco
1 tsp. Worcestershire

Combine all ingredients.

Cheesy Crab and Artichoke Dip
1 LB catfish fillets
½ tsp. seafood seasoning
2 pkg. non-fat cream cheese
1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
3 garlic cloves-pressed
½ cup red pepper-diced
1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts in water-chopped
¼ cup onion-minced
4 oz Parmesan cheese-grated
1 lemon-zest, and juice
½ tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1 pkg. whole wheat flour tortilla

  1. Prepare catfish fillets as in above recipe using seafood seasoning.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients except tortillas.
  3. Mix well and bake at 375º, for ½ hour or until hot.
  4. Cut tortillas into 8 pie shaped wedges. Arrange on stoneware pan and sprinkle with additional lemon pepper seasoning.
  5. Bake tortillas at 375º for 15 minutes or until brown.

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