Crazy for Crab: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Fabulous Crab at Home by Fred ThompsonCrazy for Crab: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Fabulous Crab at Home by Fred Thompson

Crazy for Crab: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Fabulous Crab at Home

byFred Thompson

Paperback | March 24, 2004

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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.
Acknowledgements Introduction The Crab Basics Crab with Cocktails Wonderful Soups Creative Crab Salads The Elusive Perfect Crab Cake The Old Blue Crab and Other Hard Shells The Sublime Soft Shells Brunch, Luncheon, and Light Dinner Fare Casseroles, Easy Sautes, and One Incredible Indulgence Crab Festivals Index
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Title:Crazy for Crab: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Fabulous Crab at HomeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 8 × 8.12 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8 × 8.12 × 0.5 inPublished:March 24, 2004Publisher:Harvard Common PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1558322663

ISBN - 13:9781558322660

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

The Crab Basics
Crab with Cocktails
Wonderful Soups
Creative Crab Salads
The Elusive Perfect Crab Cake
The Old Blue Crab and Other Hard Shells
The Sublime Soft Shells
Brunch, Luncheon, and Light Dinner Fare
Casseroles, Easy Sautes, and One Incredible Indulgence

Crab Festivals
Index

Editorial Reviews

"To elevate the delicate flavors of crab meat used to be a challengs for many . . . not anymore! Fred Thompson is sharing with us more than 100 great crab recipes inspired by regional and traditional home cooking." --Eric Ripert, chef at Le Bernardin and author of A Return to Cooking"This is the best book on crab that I have ever read. It is chock full of practical information, as well as great stories of wonderful crabby places and people. Best of all, Fred Thompson demonstrates the versatility of this delicious creature through his marvelous collection of interesting and tasty recipes." --Jasper White, author of Lobster at Home and proprietor of the Summer Shack restaurants"Fred Thompson has what every American needs--the lowdown on how to easily prepare crab in ways both healthy and delicious. In Crazy for Crab, Fred shares the secrets of his Chesapeake Bay upbringing in selecting and cooking one of the tastiest seafoods." --John Connelly, president of the National Fisheries Institute