Old Bay Crabmeat Stuffing

"Love this stuff... I think it's best suited to (of course) fish or seafood, but also chicken or a Cornish hen. I love the bite of the Tabasco and the flavor of the seasonings blending with the crab. I like to use whole-grain bread for its benefits, but white bread sure tastes good here!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a skillet, melt the 1/2 stick of butter; in the butter, saute the onions with the Old Bay, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, thyme, chives, nutmeg and celery seed, until onions are slightly browned.
  • Stir in undrained crabmeat and its liquid; stir to blend, then add the toasted bread cubes, coating thoroughly with butter, crab and seasonings.
  • Combine the sherry and water, then drizzle into the bread-crab mixture, incorporating all very well.
  • Mix thoroughly, then transfer to a lightly greased baking dish and bake, covered, at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes; uncover and bake uncovered another 15 minutes.

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  1. didyb
    It was good. I needed to add more liquid before baking because it seemed too dry. It is rich tasting, and a little goes a long way. This would make a great stuffing for baked fish or to use mold around jumbo shrimp and bake.
  2. Jeffsmom
    This was seasoned perfectly, but I guess I'm just used to dressing instead of stuffing. This did make an interesting alternative to our Christmas meal.
  3. GrandmaIsCooking
    This stuffing was very good. I love anything with crabmeat in it. I left out the Tabasco, and when I make it again I will cut back on the thyme. But, that is a matter of personal preference, because highly spiced foods don't agree with me. I used apple juice instead of sherry, because I generally do not cook with alcohol. The adventurous members of my family really enjoyed it and I will make it again.


  1. Christine P.
    If the Crab Stuffing is a little dry, I use a well beaten egg in my dressing. It not only gives it extra moist8, I like the flavor. I have also added chopped frozen spinach, thaw, squeeze water out add to dtuff in annd lightly fluff it before putting it in the oven. Or you can make muffin size balls, ND bake them individually . Be careful as they c will brown before you know it. I family loves these. Can't wait to try this with the crab!!!



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