Crab Stuffed Snow Peas

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

Yummy. I actually ate a whole bunch of these for lunch one time!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 ounces crabmeat (picked over thoroughly)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces snow peas, stems and strings removed (about 60 pods)
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into slivers (about the size of a matchstick)


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese with the lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Add crabmeat and onion and mix well.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (until mixture is firm; its easier to handle this way).
  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and blanch the pea pods (about 45 seconds).
  6. Remove the peas and immerse in a large bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process.
  7. Drain on a paper towel and pat dry.
  8. With the point of a sharp knife, split open the curved seam of each of the peas.
  9. Using a small spoon or cocktail fork, fill each pea with about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the crab mixture.
  10. Arrange on a platter and garnish with the red pepper slices.
Most Helpful

Made these over 3 weeks ago to include on my finger food buffet for a group I host each month, & am just now getting around to posting the review! These ABSOLUTELY GREAT thingies were gone in no time at all! When I have the time, I really enjoy doing this kind of thing, especially when they turn out as tasty as these did! Most definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing it, Kim! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders]

Sydney Mike March 31, 2009

Wow are these ever so good! I cut the recipe down to serve 10. I made as posted and would not change a thing. These are really easy to prepare but just a bit time consuming. Thanks Kim127 for posting.

teresas July 16, 2008

We loved these addictive, crispy, creamy snow peas. I made them as an appetizer to bring to a neighborhood women's wine happy hour and they were proclaimed "out of this world". I halved the recipe since I just didn't have the patience to slit and stuff all 60 of them. I also added a spoon of chili sauce to the mixture for some zip. These are very labor intensive, but your friends or family will thank you.

Geema February 05, 2006