Are you a crab lover like us? Then you’d know that seafood is great, but crabs, they’re on another level. Incredibly versatile, they go along with just about anything!
For our love of crabs, here are the most popular crab dishes ever that you can try:
Land crabs or Pang’lao are the most harvested animals in Guam, USA. They’re very healthy too! After being caught, these crabs are kept for a couple of days to discard all toxins from them. The crabs are stuffed with coconut, coconut milk, pumpkin tips, onions, red peppers, and more. When Chamorro festivities begin, Pang’laois are often seen as a traditional dish.
Seafood salad, anyone? Crab Louie is a salad that dates back to the 20th century. It’s prepared using crab meat, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, asparagus, iceberg lettuce, and Louie dressing (mainly mayo and chili sauce).
If you like bisque and chowder, there’s no reason you wouldn’t like She-Crab Soup which is a cross between them. It’s a heavy soup made from cream, crabmeat, sherry, fish stock, fish roe, and shallots. Belonging from the South of the USA, this soup is the perfect comfort soup.
Dungeness Crab Cake
If you love crab, you must’ve eaten crab cakes once in your life. Dungeness Crab Cake is made from Dungeness Crab, mayo, celery, onion, bell pepper, panko breadcrumbs, seasonings, and herbs. They can be eaten as appetizers or as a stand-alone meal.
This crab dish consists of deep-fried crabs. The crabs are steamed, and their meat is taken out. It is then combined with pork, shrimp, sauces, and various other seasonings.
Crab Rangoon are deep-fried dumplings stuffed with crab meat, cream cheese, garlic, and scallions.
Deviled Crabs are Tampa’s specialty. For cooking them, crab meat is sauteed with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and other seasonings. Often served as an appetizer, these are beloved by those in Tampa. Early versions of this dish were spicier, thus the name ‘deviled’.
Crab Empanadas are loved in Tampa and are made with crab meat, bell peppers, onions, cilantro, tomato sauce, and various herbs and spices.
Pappy’s for Authentic Deviled Crabs
If you want the best deviled crabs in Tampa, visit us! Our savory and delectable treats include fried devil crabs, stuffed devil crabs, stuffed potatoes, and empanadas. We also provide a range of refreshing drinks, such as passion fruit punch and island-style fruit punch drinks.