7 Recipes We Love Using Imitation Crab

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Confession time: We love imitation crab meat! Maybe your experience with imitation crab is pretty much limited to California rolls, but we firmly believe it can do so much more! Imitation crab is great for people who love crab, but don't love the extra price and prep that can come with it. In fact, it's easy to subsitute imitation crab in any crab-based recipe, and so easy to work with that we think it's the perfect protein to keep on hand for weeknight recipes. It's great in California rolls (duh), but also crab rangoon, crab cakes, ceviche, and crab-stuffed anything! We're happy to have the chance to work with Louis Kemp Crab Delights to help gather some awesome examples together in this recipe round-up!

Whether you need more convincing or you're just ready for some inspiration, read on to see some of our favorite ways to incorporate imitation crab into appetizers, side dishes, dinners, and more.

Crab Wonton Appetizer Cups

crab wonton cupsThese bright and fresh crab wonton appetizer cups from Eclectic Recipes are as tasty as they are beautiful! They can be whipped up in 30 minutes and are sure to go quickly at your next gathering or get-together. Perfect for spring or summer!

Old Bay Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Seafood Cakes with Bread and Butter Pickle Tartar Sauce

quinoa seafood cakesWho doesn't love crab cakes?! These Old Bay Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa Seafood Cakes from An Edible Mosaic are served with a Bread and Butter Pickle Tartar Sauce and are perfect for a hearty snack all to yourself or a delicious appetizer to share with guests. The only problem with these is that you'll never want to stop eating them!

Crab Rangoon

crab rangoonThis classic appetizer is easy and delicious. Wonton wrappers are stuffed with Louis Kemp Crab Delights, cream cheese, and seasonings, and fried until golden brown. Perfect alongside sweet and sour sauce.

Crab Enchiladas with Tomatillo & Avocados

crab enchiladasDelicious creamy and crabby enchiladas are topped with a homemade tomatillo sauce and avocados for a suprisingly easy weeknight supper that tastes and looks like you spent all afternoon in the kitchen.

Spicy Southwest-Style Crab Lettuce Wraps

southwest crab lettuce wrapsThese lettuce wraps are filled with the fragrant and zesty flavors of ancho chile powder, fresh jalapeno, green onions, fresh cilantro, imitation crab, and fresh lime juice. Perfect for a light yet satisfying lunch or dinner.

Crab-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Broccoli

crab-stuffed chicken breastsThis hearty stuffed and breaded chicken breasts make a delicious weekend feast. With flavors of bright lemon zest, spinach, fresh parsley, cherry tomatoes, and roasted broccoli, this chicken dinner is sure to impress.

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

crab stuffed mushroomsCrab Stuffed Mushrooms aren't just for fancy parties! These come together quickly, taste delicious and are a perfect starter or side dish.

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