Look, no one can deny the deliciousness of crab dishes, but if you’re looking to add a little more flavor to your seafood repertoire, why not try some traditional Asian crab recipes?
From classic Chinese stir-fries to Singaporean chili crabs, these 16 must-try recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
1. Ginger and Scallion Crab
Ah, a dinner party classic, but it’s even more delicious when you make it at home!
I’m talking about Ginger and Scallion Crab.
The secret to making this dish restaurant-worthy is in the ginger and scallions.
They give a wonderful flavor to the crab that can’t be replicated in any other way.
Plus, deep frying the crab gives it an amazing crispy texture.
If you want to really impress your dinner guests, this is the recipe for you!
2. Chinese Salt & Pepper Crab
You know, when I want to impress my dinner guests, I know just the recipe!
Chinese Salt & Pepper Crab is a restaurant-quality, mouthwatering dish that can be made in your own kitchen.
It features succulent crab and shell-on shrimp stir-fried in fragrant spices, giving it a tantalizingly spicy and sweet flavor.
By combining Szechuan peppercorns with black pepper and salt, you’ll get a crunchy spice mix that makes every bite unforgettable.
Throw in some extra heat with serrano chili and chopped scallions for an even more amazing result!
3. Thai Style Crab Fried Rice
Nobody will go home hungry after this delicious Thai-style fried rice.
This one-pan meal is full of seafood flavor with just the right mix of seasonings.
It comes together quickly, so you can enjoy dinner in no time.
The crab meat adds a delicate flavor and texture to the dish, while carrots, onion, and garlic bring it all together.
And if that wasn’t enough – I top off each serving with a drizzle of an amazing side sauce! You won’t be able to resist it!
4. Asian-Style Garlic Butter Crab with Sweet Chili Sauce
Oh my, seafood lovers, get your headsets ready!
We have a feast of flavors like no other: Asian-Style Garlic Butter Crab with Sweet Chili Sauce.
This dish is so scrumptious that you won’t be able to resist getting messy and slurping up all the garlicky buttery goodness.
The sweet chili sauce adds a lovely hint of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the savory garlic and butter.
It even has just the right amount of spiciness on top!
Have I made you curious yet? Well, what are you waiting for?
5. Singapore Chilli Crab
You’ve got the munchies for something that’s sweet, spicy, and just a little messy?
Go Singaporean-style with this super-yum Chilli Crab recipe!
The best part? It’s so easy to make — even if you use live mud crabs.
Flavor your sauce with chili, ginger, garlic, and eschalots (a type of small onion), then get ready for the main event: cracking into those juicy crustaceans!
Serve it up with golden mantou buns, dip it into the zesty sauce – and don’t forget to lick your fingers clean!
6. Japanese Spicy Crab Kani Salad
Just because you’re trying to eat healthily, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some delicious seafood dishes!
Enter Japanese Spicy Crab Kani Salad.
This low-carb and low-calorie dish is perfect as an appetizer or even a main entree when combined with steamed rice.
Loaded with sweet crabmeat, juicy mango chunks, and crunchy cucumbers and carrots – what’s not to love?
A spicy mayo dressing ties all of these flavors together resulting in a tangy yet savory dish that will have you coming back for seconds!
7. Scallion Ginger Cantonese Crab
When you combine ginger, scallions, and crab, you get an explosion of flavors!
It’s a classic Cantonese dish that is so delicious.
And while it may seem intimidating to make at home, I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be.
All you need are 3 live blue crabs and some basic ingredients.
The rest is just about technique.
Don’t worry if this is your first time cooking with crabs – the recipe will walk you through every step of the way!
You’ll learn how to kill and clean the crabs, as well as prepare a flavorful sauce made with ginger, soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine.
Once everything comes together in the wok – trust me – it will be worth all the effort!
8. Delicious Crab Rice Balls
These little bites of heaven are sure to please!
Delicious Crab Rice Balls — with an irresistible combination of mayo, sriracha, seaweed, and rice.
You’ll need three imitation crab sticks for each serving, as well as some roasted seaweed and sesame seeds.
These can be served as part of a meal or on their own as a snack.
- Just mix your ingredients together in a bowl – the warm cooked rice, fresh sushi-grade crab meat (for added flavor), soy sauce, mayo, and sriracha – then shape them into balls using wet hands.
- Finally, coat them with some toasted sesame seeds and fry ’em up in hot oil until golden brown – it’s that easy!
- Serve these tasty morsels with
9. Japanese Crab Salad
Super simple, yet oh-so-tasty!
This Japanese crab salad is packed with flavor and perfect for meal prep.
It requires just three ingredients to create a tasty filling reminiscent of the ones used in sushi rolls.
Crab meat, mayo, and sriracha — that’s it!
Mix them up, put on top of rice or salad, and you have yourself a delightful meal ready in no time.
10. Crab Bee Hoon (Crab Noodles)
If you don’t mind getting your hands a little messy, then this Crab Bee Hoon (Crab Noodles) dish is for you!
It’s an incredibly popular crab dish in Singapore, and now it can be yours too.
The noodles are soaked in a rich and creamy butter-chicken broth with evaporated milk.
Then the chunks of crab meat mingle with deliciously crisp baby bok choy before finishing off with some rice wine, fish sauce, white pepper, and scallion.
This recipe will make you crave seafood every time!
11. Thai-Style Crab Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce
If you have some extra lump crab meat lying around,
it’s time to put it to good use in these delicious Thai-style crab cakes.
These are not your ordinary crab cakes – they have a unique sweetness and subtle heat that will make your taste buds go wild.
The mix of panko breadcrumbs, egg, cilantro, garlic, ginger, lime zest, and juice make up the perfect flavor combination.
And don’t forget the sweet chili sauce! It adds an extra kick of spice that takes this dish to the next level.
12. Crab Salad Poke Bowl
This dish requires a bit more effort than the other recipes I’ve shared, but don’t worry — it will be worth it.
Introducing, the Crab Salad Poke Bowl.
It’s a delectable combination of sushi rice, homemade poke bowl sauce, and spicy crab salad — all in one easy-to-enjoy meal!
This is restaurant-quality sushi you can make at home with minimal effort.
Simply mix up the poke bowl sauce and cook the sushi rice.
Make sure to get some good imitation crab meat — it makes all the difference!
Finally, assemble your own personalized bowls by layering fresh vegetables over that perfect bed of seasoned sushi rice.
13. Homemade Crab Rangoon
Sometimes, you just need a snack that’s crunchy, cheesy, and filled with luscious crab meat.
That’s why I have the perfect recipe for you — homemade Crab Rangoon!
It’s so easy to make, and it always gets snatched up as soon as it hits the table.
Not only is this seafood appetizer delicious on its own, but pair it with a sweet dipping sauce and it will blow your mind.
What are you waiting for?
Try this mouthwatering recipe now and get ready for some rave reviews!
14. Immitation Crab Sushi Bake
It’s time to get creative in the kitchen with this sushi bake – a twist on the traditional sushi roll.
One bite of this tasty treat and you’ll be hooked!
This flavorful dish is made up of layers and layers of deliciousness, starting with freshly cooked rice, creamy cream cheese, and imitation crab meat.
To top it off, we’ve got some green onions, avocado slices cucumbers, and luscious Japanese mayonnaise to make each layer tastier than the last.
We’re not done yet!
You’ll add a sprinkle of furikake for an added crunchy texture along with soy sauce, ponzu sauce, unagi sauce, and Sriracha for extra flavor.
And don’t forget about that nori sheet – without it your sushi bake won’t be complete!
15. Crab Sushi Bake Bites
Don’t settle for boring old sushi rolls when you can have something amazing!
Introducing these Crab Sushi Bake Bites — a delicious and fun twist on your favorite sushi roll.
These bite-sized treats are easy to make, with a creamy layer of crab topping atop a bed of flavored sushi rice, topped off with roasted seaweed (Nori), furikake, and extra sriracha if you’re brave enough!
By the time the ingredients have been mixed together into an irresistibly tasty dish, you’ll understand why this is one of my go-to recipes for impressing company or just having a night in.
Give it a try today — deliciousness awaits!
16. Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls
Who can say no to crispy, creamy, and downright delicious egg rolls?
These Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls are a party favorite!
Filled with real crabmeat, cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, and green onions.
They’re sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
And they’ll be ready in just 16 minutes.
It’s an easy way to bring restaurant-level flavor right into your own kitchen.
So get ready for a taste sensation!
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16 Best Asian Crab Recipe Collection
- Ginger and Scallion Crab
- Chinese Salt & Pepper Crab
- Thai Style Crab Fried Rice
- Asian-Style Garlic Butter Crab with Sweet Chili Sauce
- Singapore Chilli Crab
- Japanese Spicy Crab Kani Salad
- Scallion Ginger Cantonese Crab
- Delicious Crab Rice Balls
- Japanese Crab Salad
- Crab Bee Hoon (Crab Noodles)
- Thai-Style Crab Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce
- Crab Salad Poke Bowl
- Homemade Crab Rangoon
- Immitation Crab Sushi Bake
- Crab Sushi Bake Bites
- CRAB RANGOON EGG ROLLS
- Choose your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner tonight.
- Prepare all of the ingredients required.
- Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.