Summertime Grilled Corn and Crab Pasta Salad.

This grilled corn and crab pasta salad recipe is summer in a dish! Crisp, refreshing and perfect for the warm summer weather. It can be a BBQ party dish, a part of your dinner tonight or even lunch today! Delish! I’m dubbing this the year of pasta salad!  Today we’re making this incredible, summery, full-of-sunshine […]

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This grilled corn and crab pasta salad recipe is summer in a dish! Crisp, refreshing and perfect for the warm summer weather. It can be a BBQ party dish, a part of your dinner tonight or even lunch today! Delish!

I’m dubbing this the year of pasta salad! 

grilled corn and crab pasta salad

Today we’re making this incredible, summery, full-of-sunshine lump crab and corn pasta salad that is so fantastic, you won’t even be able to stand it. It can be your next BBQ side dish, a bowl you take to a party or even part of your dinner tonight!

red peppers, scallions and fresh herbs

Gosh I LOVE SUMMER FOOD.

I mean, why is this tangy delish bowl of noodles so wonderful?! This is the epitome of the season right here.

grilled corn and crab pasta salad

So, crab pasta salad! 

I have lots of delicious recipes for it on the blog, but the stand outs this year have been the spring asparagus pasta salad and the grilled chicken caprese pasta salad! Both so amazing and wonderful as a side dish, party dish or heck, even dinner. 

pouring dressing on grilled corn and crab pasta salad

And that’s where we’re going with this one too. I LOVE how versatile a pasta salad is and this is no different. It’s super flavorful and satisfying, you can make it ahead of time and it keeps great in the fridge. In fact, half the time it may even taste better the next day. Because FLAVOR. 

pouring dressing on grilled corn and crab pasta salad

This dish is just so, so refreshing. It’s SO summery. It has some texture and crisp which is key for me. It tastes amazing with an icy glass of white wine too!

I like to use the best high-quality lump crab that I can find. It’s so buttery and has tons of flavor. It also flakes nicely and really disperses through the pasta salad well, so you get the flavor in each bite!

P.S. if you’re not into crab, you could throw in some shrimp. If you’re really feeling fancy, you could even do lobster! The question is how extra do you want to be today… 

grilled corn and crab pasta salad

The other key components to this pasta salad? 

Grilled corn on the cob of course. We basically eat it every single day in the summer once it comes into season here. We only get it good for, like, five weeks or so.

Sliced red pepper strips are also part of this – they are crisp and crunchy and give the bite that everyone loves. 

Then of course we have scallions, fresh herbs and the most delish vinaigrette!  (more…)

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44 Recipes From Black Food Bloggers to Celebrate Juneteenth

This year marks the 156th commemoration of Juneteenth. The holiday has largely been celebrated in Texas and certain pockets throughout the American South, but in recent years, people across America and even around the world have taken an interest in wh…

This year marks the 156th commemoration of Juneteenth. The holiday has largely been celebrated in Texas and certain pockets throughout the American South, but in recent years, people across America and even around the world have taken an interest in what Juneteenth, shorthand for June 19th, is all about.

On that day in 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, news reached enslaved African Americans in Texas, finally ending legalized slavery. The day represents freedom, hope, and new beginnings for the Black community, and it is celebrated with parades, educational events, and communing around special foods.

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Crab Topped Salmon (aka, the perfect holiday meal!)

Today we are eating the MOST delicious crab topped salmon! Seriously, you might want to jump through your computer screen. This is one heck of a delicious, special meal. It’s restaurant-worthy! Extra special! Definitely worth making sometime in the next two weeks. I promise.  Remember last week when I told you about the special meals […]

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Today we are eating the MOST delicious crab topped salmon!

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

Seriously, you might want to jump through your computer screen. This is one heck of a delicious, special meal. It’s restaurant-worthy! Extra special!

Definitely worth making sometime in the next two weeks. I promise. 

salmon in a baking dish

Remember last week when I told you about the special meals I’ve created this month to share with you? I wanted to make sure that we all had some delicious options to make while staying at home – recipes that make the season and holiday feel special, even if we’re without family this year. 

So far, I’ve shared this rosé coq au vin and this french onion soup with brûléed blue cheese. Both outstanding options for a fancy-feeling holiday meal, whether it’s just for you, yourself or your immediate family of five.

salmon in a baking dish topped with crabmeat

Today we’re adding crab topped salmon to the list and I could NOT be more excited.

Crab cakes have always held a special place in my heart because my grandma made ones that were fantastic. No filler – just perfect. Light, fully of lump crab and wildly flavorful. 

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

After she passed away, I would make crab cakes all the time. Constantly!

I made them quite a bit for Eddie and I for dinner and would almost always make mini ones for parties. I especially love them with some sort of dip or house sauce.

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

So, enter salmon! Flaky, buttery and so perfect for a weeknight meal. I love how easy and versatile salmon is. It can be dressed up or down.

Pretty sure it’s safe to say that this salmon is DRESSED UP!

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

The crab topping is golden and crunchy on top – along with tasting like buttery heaven. It adds so much to the simple salmon that truly, all you need is a small slice. It’s incredibly satisfying. And you can spoon all that extra butter in the bottom of the dish on top!

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

I love to serve this with my parmesan roasted broccoli. It’s easily my favorite side dish and the one I make most often here. If you want to make a more complete and fancy meal, you could do these greek yogurt twice baked potatoes too!

You have to try!

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

Crab Topped Salmon

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Crab Topped Salmon

This crab topped salmon is such an indulgent, special meal! Roasted salmon is topped with a savory crab cake mixture. Delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for topping
  • 2 tablespoons dijon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • parmesan roasted broccoli, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a 9x13 (or oval) baking dish. I do this by adding in 2 tablespoons of butter and sticking the dish in the warming oven for a few minutes.
  • Place the salmon in the dish, on top of the melted butter.
  • In a bowl, combine the lump crabmeat with the egg, the breadcrumbs, mayo, parsley, dijon, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Stir until everything is moistened and the mixture comes together, almost like crab cakes.
  • Scoop the crabmeat right on top of the salmon - I divide it evenly between pieces. There will be a lot of crab on top! This is good - it’s a healthy, indulgent dish.
  • Bake the salmon at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until the crab meat is golden and the salmon is opaque and flakes with a fork.
  • Remove it from the oven and sprinkle with extra fresh parsley. Serve with parmesan roasted broccoli!

crab topped salmon with parmesan roasted broccoli

Because that dish is heaven.

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Dungeness Crab Cakes

Crab cakes with Dungeness crab are a treat! They can be a little delicate, so a chill in the fridge before frying helps them from falling apart while frying. Continue reading “Dungeness Crab Cakes” »

Crab cakes with Dungeness crab are a treat! They can be a little delicate, so a chill in the fridge before frying helps them from falling apart while frying.

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In the great span of my snack-filled life, there’s no other junk food that I’ve indulged in more than crab stick crackers.

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Yes, crab sticks. You know, …

In the great span of my snack-filled life, there’s no other junk food that I’ve indulged in more than crab stick crackers.

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This Spicy, Buttery Crab Pasta Is Just About Foolproof

A good crab cake is hard to find. The more crab, the better. But also: The more crab, the more likely it is to fall apart. And when it falls apart, all you’re left with is an unshapely, buttery, Old Bay-y crab and salty cracker mixture…

Wait, why is t…

A good crab cake is hard to find. The more crab, the better. But also: The more crab, the more likely it is to fall apart. And when it falls apart, all you’re left with is an unshapely, buttery, Old Bay-y crab and salty cracker mixture…

Wait, why is this a bad thing?

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