Crazy for Crab: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Fabulous Crab at Home, by Thompson, Fred
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- ISBN: 9781558322660 | 1558322663
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/2004
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 Chilli-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, appetisers, 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 mouth watering photos of finished dishes, pictures of famous crab restaurants from plain to fancy, decorative illustrations, and stories of water men and crabbers from around the country.