Home-made Crab Cakes: You can either buy Fresh crab meat from the local market or catch the crabs yourself. You will need 1 pint of crab meat mix with 3/4 package of Ritz crackers finely ground, add 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of texas pete hot sauce. Finely chop 1/2 small onion and cook in low fat butter or margarine add this to the mix and remix all items throughly. Then Shape into small patties and cook over medium heat with low fat butter or margarine until golden brown. Serve with your favorite sides. Feeds an average family of 4 with sides.

recipe comes from Francis Nebel of High Point, NC family recipe of SE King Mackerel Club

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Broiled Fish; Preferrably any Local Grouper: I just broil my fish and add some old bay and lemon squeeze,simple as heck and then dip in Tartar a little maypo on top of fillet then pat down 1″ of crab..bake till fish is almost done then put close to broiler to lightly brown crab meat. Delicious

From Face Book:  Dustin Rennspies of Panama City, FL.: 

Fresh cut king strips (6in long, 3in wide) blood line cut out, no skin, rolled in cavenders, bread crumbs and egg (makes a crust). Boiled in some crab boil along with corn, mushrooms, blue crabs and fresh shrimp. Even better the day after or the day after that

This Recipe comes from Tanner Lawing from Catawba, NC.  :

1/4 cup olive oil
* 3 lemons, slicedSee More
* salt and pepper to taste
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 6 King Mackerel steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick
1. Light grill, set to medium heat, cover surface with aluminum foil
2. Rub all sides of each steak with olive oil, rub salt, pepper, and garlic onto the top and bottom of each steak.
3. Place steaks onto aluminum foil, cover each with lemon slices.
4. Cook 5 minutes, remove lemon slices, flip, place lemon slices back on top.
5. Grill until steaks flake easily with a fork. Serve immediately

This comes from Jim Wilder of Kure Beach Pier:


1 lb. shrimp – peeled and deveined
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbs. cajun or creole seasoning
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tbs.chopped fresh parsley
1 tbs. soy sauce
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tbs. honey
(optional) 1/4 cup white wine
Combine all ingredients except shrimp in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Add shrimp. Toss to coat. Refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake until shrimp are cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with crusty French bread.

This Recipe comes from the book A LOW COUNTRY AFFAIR

Cape Fear Crab Dip 
A Blue Crab Grille Recipe 

1 lb lump crab meat

 ¼ pounds of butter

1/3 cups of grated parmesan cheese

1 clove of garlic

1.5  tsps of dry parsley

1/8 cup of Worcestershire sauce

1/3 tsp of Tabasco

1/3 cups of med diced onions

16 oz of softened cream cheese

pinch of salt 


Chop onions, garlic, and parsley in the food processor and sauté in butter. Add all other ingredients except the crabmeat in mixing bowl. Finally fold in crabmeat and broil until golden brown on top.