Deviled Crab Recipe

Rating 5.0
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These deviled crab are truly devilish in their decadence and heat. Present to your guests as a hearty appetizer or a scrumptious side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Utensils Appetizer
Globe Pescatarian
Chef Janet has spent her professional life creating fantastic food and teaching others how to prepare it for themselves. Her recipes emphasize health and well-being, informed by her extensive travels around the world. These adventures helped her incorporate international elements into her culinary creations. As a speaker, coach, teacher and author of five books, Chef Janet offers a wealth of incredible experience to every session.


For the Aromatics and Vegetables
1 tbsp
2 tbsp
minced ginger root
1/3 cup(s)
chopped yellow onion
1/3 cup(s)
chopped celery
1/3 cup(s)
chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup(s)
chopped mini bella mushrooms
For the Crab Mixture
1/3 cup(s)
cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp
olive oil
2 tsp
spicy brown mustard
1/2 tsp
ground ginger powder
1 tsp
cayenne pepper powder
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
ground black pepper
1 tsp
1/8 cup(s)
ground flax seed powder
8 oz
crab meat chunks, see notes 1
For the Topping
1/3 cup(s)
finely crumbled gluten-free cracker, see notes 2
1/3 cup(s)

Directions 7 steps | 35 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Deviled Crab Recipe: Measure and prep all ingredients.
Step 2

Prepare the aromatics and vegetables. In a small skillet, on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the minced ginger root, chopped yellow onion, celery, red bell pepper and mini bella mushrooms. Sauté until softened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Deviled Crab Recipe: Prepare the aromatics and vegetables.
Step 3

Assemble the crab mixture. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, stir the softened cream cheese, olive oil, spicy brown mustard, ground ginger powder, cayenne pepper powder, sea salt, ground black pepper, paprika, ground flax seed powder and egg. 

Deviled Crab Recipe: Assemble the crab mixture.
Step 4

Add the sautéed aromatics and vegetables. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Deviled Crab Recipe: Add the sautéed aromatics and vegetables.
Step 5

Gently toss in the crab.

Deviled Crab Recipe: Gently toss in the crab.
Step 6

Fill five ramekins with the crab mixture. Sprinkle the top of each ramekin with one tablespoon of crumbled gluten-free cracker. Slice the butter into five squares and place one pat of butter on the top of each ramekin.

Deviled Crab Recipe: Fill five ramekins with the crab mixture.
Step 7

Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the heated oven and cook for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Deviled Crab Recipe: Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.


  1. If you'd like to prepare with fresh crab, reserve the crab shells for baking the crab mixture and serving the croquettes.
  2. If you are not intentionally gluten-free, substitute the flaxseed topping with crumbled buttery or saltine-style crackers.

Nutrition Per Serving
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25.9 g
12 g
7.4 g
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Ten A.


15 Sep 2023

This Deviled Crab Recipe is a good recipe and easy to make. It can be eaten as an appetizer or a side dish.

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