Mouthwatering Crabmeat Pan Seared Filets

Background and History

Pan-seared crabmeat filets offer a delectable fusion of seafood flavors and culinary finesse. This dish traces its origins to coastal regions worldwide, where the bounty of the sea meets the artistry of cooking. Over time, it has become a cherished favorite, celebrated for its elegant simplicity and irresistible taste.


  • Fresh fish filets (salmon, cod, or halibut work well)
  • Lump crabmeat
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley or dill)
  • Salt and pepper


2-4 Time

Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 15 minutes Cooking Time: Approximately 10-12 minutes


Season both sides of the fish filets generously with salt and pepper.

In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add minced garlic, cooking until fragrant.

Carefully place the seasoned fish filets in the skillet, allowing them to cook until golden brown on one side, then gently flip.

Spread a generous layer of lump crabmeat over each filet, ensuring even coverage.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the crabmeat and fish, adding a burst of citrus flavor.

Sprinkle chopped fresh herbs over the filets for a fragrant finish.

Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes, until the crabmeat is heated through and the fish is cooked to perfection.

Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges and additional herbs if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Rich in high-quality protein from both the fish and crabmeat, this dish supports muscle health and satiety.

The addition of omega-3 fatty acids from the seafood contributes to heart and brain health.

Depending on the type of fish used, the dish may vary in calorie content, but it generally offers a wholesome and satisfying meal option.


Experiment with different fish varieties to discover your preferred flavor profile.

Opt for fresh, high-quality seafood for the best taste and texture.

Pair with steamed vegetables or a crisp salad for a well-rounded meal.

Allergy Warning

This dish contains seafood (fish and crab), dairy (butter), and garlic. Check for allergies or dietary restrictions before serving.

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