Crab EnchiladasBlue crab season is winding down to a close here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. But, it sure has been a great summer for them here at our house! My dad has a couple of crab pots at his boat slip, and he’s been gifting us with a few dozen almost weekly.

Last month I entered my crab and fresh corn chowder into the 49th Annual Hard Crab Derby Cooking Contest in Crisfield, Maryland. It came in 2nd with some stiff competition, which was more than an honor for this Maryland girl. There were actually several crab and corn soups entered. Which, got me to thinking that next year I wanted to do something really off the wall, that I was sure no one else would be making…

That’s where I came up with the idea for these crab enchiladas. These shrimp enchiladas are one of my favorite meals of all time, so it wasn’t a far leap to just replace the shrimp with crab meat. And, oh my lawd…so incredibly good! Richer than the shrimp version, but still extremely filling and different. If you have access to fresh crab meat, definitely give these a try. It’s an impressive dinner that’s sure to please. Can’t wait to enter these babies in next years competition!


  1. Posted October 10, 2013 at 10:09 PM | Permalink

    I’m so envious of your access to fresh crab! I want to make all the crab things, but I’m way too cheap to splurge on crab more than a few times a year.

    • Posted October 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

      Trader Joes sells 1lb of lump crab meat for $9, that’s a pretty good price to venture into making “all the crab things”

  2. Posted October 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

    Oh my gosh. Those look killer.

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