Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Crab Fingers

Seagrass placemats from Sur La Table, long ago; Armetale serving piece, Macy's; beach towel table covering; votive holder, Ross; watercolor painted by our son, Mike; napkin made by me.

You can cook and serve with Armetale.

My youngest son, Kevin,  and his wonderful bride, Kristen,  made this fabulous appetizer for our last family function, which also happened to be HIS birthday.  This dish is so unbelievably good and rivals a local Italian restaurant's $$$$$ version.  Even though we ate it as an appetizer, it could also be a meal.  Here's how the two lovebirds made it:

1 stick butter
8-12 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 T. fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine
1/4 cup white wine

This is how the crab fingers are packaged.

2 - 12 ounce containers of crab fingers
Melt the butter in a skillet and add the garlic, parsley and wine.  Bring to a boil and then simmer.  Add the crab fingers and cook for several minutes, until the crab fingers are heated through.  Serve with lots of crusty bread for dipping.  A good French bread recipe that is done in the food processor, can be found here. 
  This is sooooo good!!! You can eat it as an appetizer or a meal.  You will sure to impress your guests with this dish.

I fixed this for my hubby and I and I made half this recipe and we ate the whole thing!  The container costs around $10, but I always figure if it's less expensive to fix at home, it's worth it. 

Beach scene watercolor painted by our son, Mike.

I am sharing with: 

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
You're Gonna Love It!
Cowgirl Up
Tabletop Tuesday
The Bunny Hop
Let's Dish!
Full Plate Thursday
Tablescape Thursday
Potpourri Friday
Foodie Friday
Weekend Potluck
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Kitty, I hope I can find these! Sounds wonderful!

  2. I will be on the lookout as well for these "fingers". I love crab but getting to the meat is quite a challenge. xo

  3. I LOVE crab. I have not heard of crab fingers. Are they still in the shell? Hard to tell from the pictures.

  4. Oh doesn't that look and sound delish! MMMMMMMMM! Thanks for sharing, Kitty!!!!!

  5. Wow, my kind of dish. thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks amazing.

  6. Sounds like a great dish! Gotta check out the bread recipe and love the fishing boat in the painting, brings back memories:@)

  7. So it's kinda like scampi but different? sounds like I could scarf up a ton of it! I have never seen crab fingers around here anywhere. Maybe I can find them at Trader Joe's. Being smack dab in the middle of the country, we don't have a lot of fun, different seafood. We're lucky to get any!!! Crab fingers........I'll look for them tomorrow. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kitty!

  8. I have never heard of crab fingers. I always learn something new from fellow bloggers. I love your son's painting, really special! Thanks for stop pig by, Laura

  9. Kitty, you have the absolute best recipes.. oh goodness, I love this recipe. it sounds delicious. But most important.. Your son painted that sweet watercolor? Oh I love it.. He has so much talent. And the setting is really perfect for your dish.. xo marlis

  10. We like to eat crab, so thanks for the recipe. Wonderful watercolor painting!

  11. What a talented son you have, he not only cooks, he paints as well! Nice!

    The recipe sounds good, I've never tried anything like that before!


  12. Girrrrlll! I am so making these! xoxoxo

  13. This sounds delicious! I look forward to giving it a try. Thanks so much for the recipe. Cherry Kay

  14. We love crab fingers! but I've never had them prepared this way! I'll have to give this a tray!

  15. My daughter would love this recipe...maybe for her birthday at the end of the month!

  16. Miss Kitty...can you make the French bread in a KA?

  17. Hi Kitty,
    Wow! What a yummy dish. We love to cook at home and we often prepare shrimp with the same recipe. Of course we LOVE THE BREAD. The Bread and Butter Pickles is a very old recipe and so fast to make. Thanks for your comment.

  18. OK, butter, garlic, wine and crab? That sounds like heaven to me! I love your table vignette, and how wonderful that your son paints!

  19. Kitty~ That sounds delicious with bread and wine! Love your son's beach landscape!

  20. This really sounds delicious and I'll keep my eyes open for the crab fingers. I really would like to give this a try. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  21. I LOVE that painting...he is very talented. But...then, you KNOW that. :)
    I am not a sea food lover so I am going to pass on this recipe...however, I did want to say that I a showing the world how good your scones are at around 5 this evening (CST)....just wanted ya to know. Come by and see my version.:)

  22. The painting is gorgeous. Clearly a very talented young man.

    Interesting recipe. I don't think I've ever seen crab fingers for sale in my area, but then again, I don't know that I've ever looked for them. Now I will!

    - The Tablescaper

  23. I don't think we have crab fingers on LI, just the whole crab. We go crabbing, but you have to catch a mess of them for a meal!
    Love the paisley napkin, and the painting is wonderful!

  24. I love crab fingers. I had them at a restaurant in Charleston. I am so happy to get this great recipe! Thank you so much for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with this delicious recipe!


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