Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos
Smoked,  Traeger-Pellet

Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos

I sure am a sucker for crab cakes, so I thought why not make smoked crab cake stuffed jalapenos to mix things up a bit!

One of my favorite things to put on my smoker/ pellet grill are stuffed jalapenos.

So here I am combining my two favorites of crab cakes and stuffed jalapenos into one insanely addicting appetizer.

Everything you need is shown below, you’ll see that I am using canned jumbo lump crab meat.

If you have fresh from the deli or from a specialty seafood market that would be even better!

Ingredients for the crab cakes

How to make smoked crab cake stuffed jalapenos

Start with a large skillet over medium heat and add some olive oil.

Once the olive oil is hot add in a diced onion, a diced red bell pepper, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Let the peppers and onions cook for about 6 to 8 minutes stirring a few times.

Then add in some garlic, fresh lemon juice, and old Bay seasoning and cook one more minute.

Let this mixture come to room temperature and then add in a cup of panko bread crumbs, two eggs, and 12 ounces of jumbo lump crab meat.

Mix until evenly combined and this will be our yummy jalapeno filling!

Filling for the crab cakes before mixing

Cut about 10 to 12 jalapenos in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and white ribs.

Next, fill each very well with the crab cake filling.

And sprinkle even more old Bay seasoning over top.

Stuffed jalapenos before putting on the smoker

Set your smoker or pellet grill to 250 degrees.

Then place the stuffed jalapenos on the grill or smoker grate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Stuffed jalapenos on the smoker before cooking

We enjoyed our smoked crab cake stuffed jalapenos with some homemade old bay aioli!

It’s super simple to make… just combine Mayo, lemon juice, garlic, old bay seasoning, and hot sauce.

Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos
Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos
Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos

If you like smoked crab cake stuffed jalapenos, you might also like…

Smoked Honey Hot Jalapeno Poppers

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Smoked Old Bay Shrimp

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And Smoked Teriyaki Candied Salmon Bites

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Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos

Cheri Renee
Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos is my incredible crab cake recipe stuffed in jalapenos and cooked on the smoker or Traeger pellet grill
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 22 jalapenos
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger/Pellet Grill
  • Smoker

Ingredients
  

Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning (plus more to sprinkle over top)
  • 12 oz jumbo lump crab (I used canned) drained
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 10 to 12 jalapenos

Old Bay Aioli

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

Instructions
 

Smoked Crab Cake Stuffed Jalapenos

  • Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the peppers and onions. Season with kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, lemon juice, and Old Bay. Cook 1 more minute.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture come to room temp. Once at room temp gently fold in the crab meat, panko bread crumbs, and beaten eggs.
  • Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and white ribs with a spoon. Fill each jalapeno half with the crab cake mixture and sprinkle more Old Bay seasoning over top.
  • Set the smoker or pellet grill to 250 degrees. Place the jalapenos on the grill or smoker grate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serve with the Old Bay Aioli if desired.

Old Bay Aioli

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and serve with the stuffed jalapenos.
Keyword Appetizer, Crab Cake, Jalapeno Poppers, Jalapenos, Smoked, Traeger