All Purpose Crab Stuffing

Recipe by Pot Scrubber
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1
    large green onion, white and green part minced and chopped
  • 2
    tablespoons roasted red peppers (or jarred minced pimentos)
  • 12
    lb crabmeat (I always use vacuum packed packaged and press it dry through a mesh strainer)
  • 23
    cup fresh breadcrumb (about 2 slices of white bread processed in your food processor)
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 12
    teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 13
    cup mayonnaise (Hellman's or Best brand)
  • 4
    tablespoons fresh parsley (minced very finely)
  • paprika, for lightly sprinkling


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • For stuffed shrimp -- butterfly them and put one tbsp of mixture on top and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Use the biggest shrimp you can find!
  • For mussels -- place one tbsp of mixture on top of mussels and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. (I buy a two pound frozen bag of New Zealand Mussels on the half shell from Fiesta Market. Just thaw -- top with some stuffing mixture and bake. Delicious!).
  • Makes enough for generously stuffing 20 large shrimp or 2 lbs of mussels on the half shell.
  • Sometimes I will drizzle melted butter over each stuffed mussel or shrimp but do so very very lightly. I will melt butter in the micro and then using a 1/8 tsp measuring spoon pour on each shrimp/mussel. Too much butter and it will become too rich.
  • Lightly sprinkle paprika over all.
  • I love this.