Celebrate Crab Newburg Day with Family and Friends

It’s National Crab Newburg Day! If you’ve been looking for a hearty and delicious, yet simple, recipe for a wonderful seafood meal, then look no further. Courtesy of www.yummly.com, this Crab Newburg meal is sure to be a hit. And, if you make a little extra, this dish makes great leftovers!

Cooked Whole CrabsIngredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot (minced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pound crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumb (fresh)
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


In a large skillet, melt butter; sauté shallot and red pepper.

Add flour and stir until mixed; add broth and sherry. Simmer for 3 minutes.

Add mushrooms; simmer 5 minutes.

Add crab and half and half. Do not boil, but let this mixture heat through.

Spoon into 1 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Place under broiler until breadcrumbs are light brown.

Derek Hodges
Derek Hodges

Derek Hodges is a proud North Carolinian who moved to Tennessee in 2006 to preach the gospel of Cheerwine and mix some Tar Heel blue in with all the orange. He has made wonderful friends who tolerate occasional remarks like those above. He and his wife Amanda enjoy spending weekends at Dollywood and trying to convince their dog Shiloh to get over his fear of swimming.

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