Crab Stuffed Whitefish

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Crab Stuffed Whitefish is made with succulent whitefish stuffed with creamy and dreamy crab filling and topped with a lemon butter just 30 little minutes. 

You are just going to love this simple and easy crab stuffed whitefish because the flavours are going to make you feel like you are dining gourmet. Crab stuffed whitefish is low carb, diabetic friendly and gluten-free, if you use real crab.  You can choose the whitefish of choice in your region while making good sustainable seafood choices and it is so easy to throw together.

Seriously, you could come home from work and your fish still be a frozen rock solid and still get dinner on the table in 45 minutes and that includes 15 minutes of thaw time. Trust me, it is possible. I have been there, DONE THAT!

Have no fear as you can get this whole dish on the table in about 30 minutes and that includes a veggie, tossed salad, linen napkins and corking a wine of your choice. A nice Margaret River Sandalford Sauvignon Blanc would pair nicely with this dish or a delightful lemonade for the kids.

The crab filling is so delicious I could just eat it by the spoonful. I did not add mayonnaise, eggs or breadcrumbs in my stuffing but instead lots of caramelised onions, garlic chives and just a tad of light cream cheese and a dash of old Bay Seasoning.

The cream cheese and the caramelised onions help the stuffing bind to the inside of the fish when rolled up. If you are lactose intolerant like me, just skip the cream cheese step and use a lactose free margarine instead of butter. If you are following a gluten-free diet or diabetic friendly diet make sure to use real crab as imitation crab has gluten and sugar in the ingredient list.


1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (375 F)

2. In a medium sauce pan add olive oil and heat to medium heat. Add in onions until they begin to sweat down and even start to caramelise a little bit and then add garlic. Add chopped up crab meat/imitation crab meat, cream cheese (hold if lactose intolerant), old bay seasoning, salt and pepper and garlic chives and stir until well incorporated. Remove crab mixture from heat and allow to cool.

3. Lay out your white fish, remove all bones, skin and wash and dry and lie on cutting board with the back side up and top side facing down. Layer on a thick layer of crab meat mixture on to each fish fillet and spread until it is even.

4. Roll up each fish fillet and lay with seam side down on a greased baking pan. I did not use toothpicks to hold in place and all was fine.

5. Melt butter. In a small cup mix melted butter and lemon juice and if you like a tad bit of the old bay seasoning and a little salt and pepper and drizzle over the tops of the crab stuffed flounder.

6. Bake crab stuffed whitefish for about 20-25 minutes or until they flake easily with fork. It depends on the size of your fish. If you have a smaller fish start checking them after 15 minutes. Every 1o minutes, I drizzled the pan dripping of the lemon butter sauce over the crab stuffed whitefish during the cooking process.

7. Serve the crab stuffed whitefish hot out of the oven with a drizzle of the lemon butter sauce with extra wedges of lemon on the side with a nice tossed salad and vegetable.


White fish - 2 pounds
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Onion - 1/2 cup or small onion chopped (if lactose intolerant increase to 3/4 onions and omit cream cheese)

Garlic - 2 cloves minced finely
Crab meat - 1 cup (fresh picked over for bones or imitation crab) Use fresh crab for gluten free and Diabetic friendly diets

Cream cheese - 2 tablespoons (I used light cream cheese)- if lactose intolerant just omit this and add a Few more caramelized onions and it is just as delicious

Old Bay Seasoning - 1/2-1 teaspoon or to taste
Salt and pepper - to taste
Garlic chives - 2 tablespoons chopped finely


Butter - 2 tablespoons (Use dairy free margarine if lactose intolerant)
Lemon - juice of one lemon


Serving Size: 1 (248 g)     Servings Per Recipe: 4

Calories 531.5    Calories from Fat 186 35%    Total Fat 20.7 g 31%    Saturated Fat 11.7 g 58%    Cholesterol 207.8 mg 69%     Sodium 903.9 mg 37%    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g 4%    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g 5%    Sugars 2 g 7%    Protein 70.2 g 140%

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