Grilled Snow Crab Sliders: A Gourmet Twist on Classic Comfort Food

Grilled Snow Crab Sliders offer a delightful twist on the classic slider, combining the fresh, delicate flavor of snow crab with the savory notes of crispy bacon and the freshness of baby spinach and tomatoes. This dish is perfect for summer gatherings, backyard BBQs, or casual dinners, bringing a touch of elegance to a beloved comfort food. Sliders, originally popularized as mini hamburgers, have evolved into a versatile culinary canvas, allowing for endless creative combinations, and this snow crab variation is a shining example.

The star of these sliders is the snow crab meat, known for its sweet, delicate flavor and tender texture. When mixed with creamy mayonnaise and finely diced shallots, the crab meat becomes a flavorful, cohesive filling that pairs wonderfully with the other ingredients. Fresh chives add a subtle oniony sharpness, enhancing the overall taste without overpowering the crab. A pinch of salt and pepper brings all these flavors together, ensuring a balanced and satisfying bite.

Grilling the slider buns with a touch of soft butter adds a layer of rich, toasty goodness that complements the cool, creamy crab mixture. The contrast between the warm, crispy buns and the fresh, chilled crab filling creates a delightful sensory experience. Layering the sliders with baby spinach not only adds a pop of vibrant green but also introduces a slight crunch and a dose of nutrients. A slice of juicy tomato provides acidity and freshness, while a strip of crispy bacon adds a smoky, savory element that elevates the overall flavor profile.

Serving these Grilled Snow Crab Sliders is a joy, as they are both visually appealing and incredibly tasty. They can be presented on a large platter for guests to help themselves, making them ideal for parties and gatherings. Accompanied by a light salad or a side of crispy fries, these sliders can be part of a complete meal or served as an appetizer. Whether you’re hosting a summer cookout or looking for a new way to enjoy crab, these sliders are sure to impress with their delightful combination of flavors and textures.

A very generous thank you to Nova Scotia Loyal for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Snow Crab Sliders

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 6


Units Scale
  • 12 slider buns
  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 lb Snow Crab meat chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fine diced shallots
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 12 slice tomato
  • 12 slice crispy bacon (cooked)


Butter slider bun on inside and grill till lightly golden.

  1. In a bowl mix the Snow Crab meat, mayonnaise, red onions, fresh dill and salt pepper to taste.
  2. Open your grilled bun and place ½ oz  of spinach on each.
  3. Add the snow crab and finish with a tomato slice and bacon, add top bun.
  • Category: shellfish, appetizers, entrees, recipes