A Father’s day feast wouldn’t be complete without a fabulous main course. If your dad loves seafood, there are crab and lobster recipes that he would definitely enjoy. Check out the recipes below and to find out what you will need to whip up a storm inside the kitchen.
Crab Recipes for Your Father’s Day Feast
Singaporean Chile Crab
If you’ve been to Singapore, you’ve probably feasted on this popular crab recipe. The Singaporean Chile Crab is a hit with tourists and is certainly a favorite among locals. As its name implies, it’s known for its unique spicy flavor. Recreate this dish courtesy of All Recipes for your Father’s Day feast and you’ll surely get lots of praises from dear ol’ dad.
Start off by preparing the crabs. Wash 1 pound whole Dungeness crabs thoroughly then separate the claws from the bodies. Take the shells off then use a knife to slice each crab into four or so pieces.
In a large bowl, mix 5 tablespoons ketchup, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 3/4 teaspoon dark soy sauce, and 1 cup water. Heat 5 tablespoons vegetable oil in as skillet then fry 7 cloves crushed garlic and 2 tablespoons chopped shallots for about 2 minutes. Add 10 red chili peppers, which have been pounded with the seeds. Let it cook for a couple more minutes before adding the crab pieces. Fry for about 4 minutes or until the crabs turn red.
Add the sauce into the skillet making sure to stir well to coat the crabs thoroughly. Place the cover and let it simmer for 7 minutes on high heat. When the crabs become bright red, remove the cover and add 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Then stir in 1 beaten egg. Turn the heat off when fully cooked then add the 4 minced green onions.
Healthy Baked Crab Cakes
You should think about serving crabs every time you’re tasked with making the Father’s Day feast. Crabs not only taste so yummy, they’re also pretty nutritious. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial in keeping the heart and brain healthy.
Crabs also have the same amount of protein per 100 grams as other kinds of meat. What makes them healthier is that they have far less saturated meat than pork and beef. Crab meat is also easier to digest because of the lack of connective tissue. You can even make it healthier by baking the crab meat instead of frying it in oil. Baked crab cakes will definitely be the star of your Father’s Day feast and your dad ill surely appreciate your efforts to feed him something healthy and yummy on his special day.
To make the Healthy Baked Crab Cakes recipe by VeryWellFit, you need to first heat the oven to 400F. Whisk 1 egg plus 1 egg white in a large bowl then add 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, juice from 1 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper. Mix them well then stir in 8 ounces crab meat, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 minced jalapeno, and 1 chopped green onion. Gradually stir in 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs.
Make around 8 patties from the mixture then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can also use a silicone baking mat. Apply or spray a little olive oil on top of each crab patty. Let them bake for 15 minutes or until they turn lightly golden.
Start making the sauce while waiting for the crab cakes. In a small pan, whisk together 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 finely chopped green onion, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne and a pinch of freshly cracked black pepper.
Lobster Recipes for Your Father’s Day Feast
One of the most popular lobster recipes, boiled lobster will definitely put a smile on your old man’s face as he partakes of the Father’s Day feast you painstakingly prepared for him. In reality, boiled lobster is pretty easy to make and takes less than half an hour of cooking. Just take a look at this boiled lobster recipe from Food Network.
First, fill a large stock-pot with one gallon of water then add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 bunch fresh thyme with leaves and sprigs intact, and the stems of 1/2 bunch fresh parsley. Pour 1 cup dry white wine and the juice of 1 lemon, as well. Bring to a rolling boil.
Place 5 lobster tails into a colander then put it on top of the boiling water. Make sure it does not touch the water. Steam the lobster tails for about 12 minutes.
Melt 1/2 pound butter in a small saucepan using medium heat. Let it boil until the milk solids settle at the bottom of the pan. Separate the clarified butter and place it in a warm cup.
Once the lobster tails are cooked, take them out of the pot and place them on a serving tray or plate. Garnish with the finely chopped parsley leaves and serve with lemon wedges along with the drawn butter in a small bowl.
Crab Imperial Stuffed Lobster Tail
From something pretty easy let’s go to a lobster AND crab recipe that will make your mouth water just thinking about it. The Crab Imperial Stuffed Lobster Tail recipe by The Homestead Heroine should definitely be part of the Father’s Day feast for your seafood-loving old man.
For the Crab Imperial, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, 1 teaspoon finely chopped Italian parsley, 1 teaspoon finely chopped red pepper or roasted red pepper, and 1 large egg lightly beaten in a medium bowl.
Carefully fold in 6 ounces lump crab meat into the mixture. Make sure not to break the crab meat too much. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
You will need a couple of 8 to 10 ounce lobster tails for the next part of your Father’s Day feast menu. First, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the lobster tails down the middle of the shell until base of the tail with a pair of kitchen shears. Pull the meat out gently making sure to leave a part attached to the base of the tail.
Place the lobster over the shell then pinch the shell together right under the meat. Pour some melted butter over the lobster then bake for 5 minutes. Take the lobster out of the oven then divide the crab mixture. Spoon the mixture on top of the lobster. You can use your hands to form mound if necessary. Spoon more butter over the stuffed lobster then put it back into the oven. Let it bake for 20 minutes or until tops turn golden brown.
A Father’s Day feast should be special and one way to do that is to prepare meals that could give Michelin star restaurants a run for their money. Seafood such as crab and lobster recipes should be on top of your list when you concocting what you should serve on this special day. Visit The Gentleman Pirate for more recipes and tips on how to m make your Father’s Day feast even more special.
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