Crazy for Crab

Crazy for Crab

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Fabulous Crab at Home

Book - 2004
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Comprehensive recipe and technique book for cooking and enjoying crab at home.

In Crazy for Crab Fred Thompson begins with a comprehensive chapter on the basics of crab varieties and how to cook them, then launches into chapters of delectable recipes. His chapter devoted to the glorious variety of crab cakes includes Fred’s Pretty Darn Close to Perfect Crab Cakes, with scallions and bell pepper, as well as the more adventurous Thai Crab Cakes with Chili-Garlic Sauce. The chapter on soft-shell crab includes such preparations as Pan-Fried Soft-Shell Crabs with Warm Tomato and Bacon Vinaigrette, while the chapter on hard-shells features multiple versions of crab boils. There are also chapters on salads, soups, appetizers, brunches and light meals, and casseroles, with recipes including Crab Salad with Asparagus and Lime, Spicy Red Crab Soup, and Crab and Artichoke Dip. All are accompanied by mouthwatering photos of finished dishes, pictures of famous crab restaurants from plain to fancy, decorative illustrations, and stories of watermen and crabbers from around the country.

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A crab-lover's guide to the six-legged creature and all of its culinary possibilities includes more than a hundred recipes for a wide variety of dishes, including Crab Cakes with Chili-Garlic Sauce, Pan-Fried Soft-Shell Crabs with Warm Tomato and Bacon Vinaigrette, and much more.

Fred Thompson begins with a comprehensive chapter on the basics, describing every type of crab available, how to buy it, how to clean it, and how to cook it and crack it. Then comes all the glorious recipes you could ever want to make with crab.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781558322653
Characteristics: 200 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm


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