Perusina Stuffed Crab Dressing (1 Qt.)

Perusina Stuffed Crab Dressing (1 Qt.) Recipe

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Linda Starr


This recipe comes from my grandfather, Joe Bonario and his partner Fidel Romantal's restaurant in Galveston, TX., Perusina Cafe. I believe they were open from the 40's thru the mid 60's. My grandfather was a great cook and made all game meat taste delis. I hope you enjoy.


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20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1
    small onion
  • 1 stalk(s)
  • 1 small
    parsley, italian bunch
  • 1
    bell peppers
  • 3 oz
    fresh garlic
  • 8 large
    dry bay leaves
  • 1 stick
    pure butter
  • 2
    chicken base or bullion cubes
  • 3 Tbsp
    spanish pimentos chopped fine
  • 3 Tbsp
    gumbo file, full to brim
  • 1 c
    saltine crackers (unsure of amount)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    salt and pepper (opt)

How to Make Perusina Stuffed Crab Dressing (1 Qt.)


  1. Grind first 6 ingredients together. Add one stick of pure butter (no water). Simmer for one hour, very slow and low. Mix often and cover.
  2. Take off the heat. Add chicken bullion, pimentos, gumbo file. Mix till chicken bullion melted, add saltine cracker crumbs. salt/pepper opt. Mix till it is a paste.
  3. Use 1/2 cup of this dressing for 1LB. fresh lump crab meat. Recipe by Fidel Romantal

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About Perusina Stuffed Crab Dressing (1 Qt.)

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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