Crab Arancini with Executive Chef Robert Nelson

RICHMOND, Va. – Executive Chef Robert Nelson of The Boathouse shares his special crab arancini with old bay aioli recipe! Our Jessica Noll and Bill Bevins give him a hand in the Virginia This Morning kitchen.

Crab Arancini

Makes about 24 bite-size arancini

·         1 cup Cooked Risotto

·         ¼ cup parmesan

·         ½ cup mozzarella

·         2 tbsp chives

·         1 cup crab meat

·         1 egg

·         Breadcrumbs


1.      Mix all the ingredients and chill.

2.      Scoop into small balls. 

3.      Bread them first in the egg and then coat them in the bread crumbs. 

4.      Fry or bake until crispy and hot. 

5.      Serve with old bay aioli

Old Bay Aioli

·         1 cup mayonnaise

·         1 tsp Old Bay 

·         1 tsp Dijon Mustard 

·         1 tsp Garlic 

·         ½ tsp Lemon Juice 


1.      Combine ingredients in a bowl. 

2.      Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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