Alaska Crab Tacos


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Alaska Crab Tacos

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Tortilla topped with Alaska crab meat, red bell peppers, cheese, cilantro and sour cream

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    The only thing better than fish tacos is crab tacos. We like to top them with sour cream, cilantro, and lime sauce, but you could also just drizzle with a bit of melted butter. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    12-to-16-oz. Alaska crab meat, from 2 to 3 pounds of Alaska King, snow, or Dungeness crab
    4 red bell peppers, sliced
    1 c. Hy-Vee sour cream
    ½ c. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
    2 tsp. fresh lime juice
    2 c. Queso Oaxaca cheese, grated
    8 small (6-to-7-inch) tortillas, warmed
    Hot sauce, if desired

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Large pot
    • Kitchen shears
    • Small bowl


    1. Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels. Steam or boil frozen crab in a large pot for 6 to 8 minutes, until heated through. When cool, use kitchen shears to cut the shells open and remove crabmeat. Chop or shred meat, if desired.
    2. Over an open flame (grill or cooktop), roast bell peppers until blackened. Cool slightly; rub off skin with a paper towel (or place in a paper bag for 5 minutes for skin to soften). Seed and thinly slice peppers.
    3. Mix sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice together in a small bowl; set aside.

    4. To serve, divide red pepper strips, cheese and crabmeat between tortillas. Top with 2 tablespoons crema mixture. Serve with your favorite hot sauce, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    360 Calories per serving
    1 taco

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 17g
    • Cholesterol: 70mg
    • Sodium: 760mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Protein: 20g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 50%
    Vitamin C 130%
    Iron 15%
    Calcium 30%

    Recipe Source:

    Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.