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Delicious Crab Tacos

Crab tacos offer a delightful twist to traditional tacos by incorporating the delicate, sweet flavors of crab meat with zesty seasonings. These tacos promise a burst of coastal freshness, making them a perfect choice for seafood enthusiasts seeking a light yet flavorsome meal.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Ideal for seafood lovers and those seeking a refreshing and light taco option.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation and cooking time typically takes 20-30 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Crab tacos contain around 200-300 calories, offering a good source of protein, Omega-3, and essential vitamins.

About This Recipe

Crab tacos offer a gourmet touch with the sweet and briny taste of crab meat wrapped in warm tortillas. The recipe balances the delicate flavors of crab with a blend of seasonings, making it a delightful seafood-inspired taco.

Equipment Required

  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings: shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced radishes, lime wedges


  1. Preparation: In a mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, mayonnaise or Greek yogurt, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Gently toss to coat the crab meat evenly.
  2. Heating Tortillas: Warm the tortillas in a skillet or microwave.
  3. Assembly: Spoon the seasoned crab mixture onto each tortilla. Top it with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, cilantro, sliced radishes, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  4. Serve: Fold or roll the tortillas to create tacos and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Complement your crab tacos with these delicious side options:

  • Avocado salad
  • Corn and black bean salsa
  • Cucumber or mango salsa

Storage Options

In case of leftovers, store the seasoned crab mixture separately from the toppings in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Assemble fresh tacos by adding toppings when ready to serve.

Ingredient Substitutes

Experiment with variations by trying different ingredients:

  • Replace lump crab meat with imitation crab or cooked shrimp for a different taste.
  • Use different seasonings or spices such as Old Bay seasoning or smoked paprika for diverse flavors.

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Crab tacos offer a delightful seafood twist to traditional tacos, incorporating the delicate flavors of crab meat combined with zesty seasonings and fresh toppings. Enjoy the coastal essence in every bite, relishing the harmonious blend of seasonings and the sweet taste of crab meat. Embrace a delicious culinary journey with these flavorful and refreshing crab tacos!