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What's for Dinner: Crab Out

Make a meal of this trusty crustacean
Deviled Crab
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Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

This meal proves you can be extremely crabby and happy at the same time. You don't need to live by the Baltimore harbor to source your goods—reliable canned crabmeat is readily available in most supermarkets. So get cracking with this crab-tastic seafood fest.

① Appetizer: Seafood Maison
This oceany salad comes together in a cinch, and the only cooking required is quickly boiling the shrimp. You could channel your inner chef by plating it with a ring mold, but it's just as good free-form on a bed of crisp greens.

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② Main Course: Crab Fried Rice
Step away from the comfort—and let's face it, magic—of Old Bay and turn to soy sauce and scallions instead for this crab dish. Inspired by Thailand's street food, this fried rice will put day-old rice to good use.

③ Side Dish: Deviled Crab
Bits of shrimp keep lump crabmeat company in this cayenne- and Worcestershire sauce-spiced dip. Serve it with cool cucumber slices for one perfect smoky, crunchy bite.

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