Crab and Tomato Bruschetta Recipe – Try It at Home!

One of our most popular specials of the summer here at Fog Harbor Fish House is the Baked Crab & Tomato Bruschetta. This twist on the Italian classic appetizer features sourdough crostinis topped with a tomato mix and crab meat. Join us as we dive into the best crab bruschetta recipe.

Whether you are beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned home chef, crab and tomato bruschetta recipe is worth a try! We made sure to keep our crab and tomato bruschetta recipe easy for all kinds of home cooks.

Origins of Bruschetta

Did you know that bruschetta (pronounced brew-sket-ah) dates all the way back to ancient Rome? In Italy, locals describe the recipe as “day-old bread, month-old oil, and year-old wine.”

Tomatoes are not native to Italy, thought. The Aztec fruit only made its way to Italy in the mid-1500s. It took at least a couple hundred more years for tomatoes to become a popular Italian ingredient.

Bruschetta recipes started with stale bread toasted over a fire then rubbed with garlic and olive oil. Then, over time they transformed into the delicious, tomatoey bruschetta we know today.

Make your reservation at Fog Harbor Fish House today to try our popular Baked Crab & Tomato Bruschetta!

Baked Crab and Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Here is the recipe crafted by Chef Bob Partrite:

Baked Crab & Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

Makes 4 pieces

  • Sourdough baguette
  • 4 tsp Basil Pesto
  • 2 oz Fresh Dungeness Crab Meat
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese shredded
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Tomato mixture:
    • 1 each Roma Tomato diced or 10 cherry tomatoes halved
    • 1tsp Minced Garlic
    • 1 leaf Basil chopped
    • 1 tsp Shallots chopped
    • 1 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • Pinch Salt
    • Pinch Black Pepper
  1. Slice a sourdough baguette in no more than ¼” slices.
  2. Brush with olive oil and salt
  3. Toast in a 350-degree oven till crisp.
  4. Pre heat oven to 400-degrees.
  5. Layout the crostini on a work surface.
  6. Spread about a tsp of pesto on each one.
  7. Top them with about ½ oz of crab meat.
  8. Divide the tomato mixture into 4 and put on top of crab.
  9. Put the Parmesan cheese on top of each and bake in oven till cheese melts about 3-4 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and place on serving tray.
  11. Drizzle balsamic glaze on top and garnish with micro greens.

Pairing the Bruschetta

Keep the Crab and Tomato Bruschetta healthy by pairing it with a protein-rich salad. We recommend trying another of Chef Bob Partrite’s recipes, the Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Arugula Salad.

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Arugula Salad Recipe

Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette:

  • 2 TBL Lemon Pepper
  • 3 TBL Chili Powder
  • 2 TBL Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Fresh Lime Juice
  • 6 cups Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Yellow Mustard
  • 2 TBL Salt
  • 2 TBL White Pepper
  • 2 TBL Cumin
  • 2 each Corn Tortillas toasted
  • 6 cups Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro leaves packed (1 bunch)

Avocado Ranch:

  • 1 cup Ranch Dressing
  • ½ each Medium Avocado


  • 4 oz Corn Kernels grilled and cut off the cob (3-4 ears)
  • 2 oz Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 3 oz Arugula
  • 2 oz Roasted Red Peppers diced
  • 1 oz Red Onions diced
  • 3 oz Black Beans
  • 2 oz Tortilla Chip pieces
  • Micro Cilantro or Cilantro leaves for garnish
  • 4-5 Grilled Shrimp


Add all ingredients to a blender and liquify.  Slowly drizzle the olive oil in until emulsified.

Avocado ranch

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend through.


  1. Grill corn with husk on.Be careful not to burn too quickly.The exterior will get charred and burn.
  2. Once husk is charred remove from grill to cool.Once cooled remove husk and discard.
  3. Shave corn kernels off the cob with a knife.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to mixing bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss.
  5. Put on plate and add grilled shrimp.
  6. Drizzle with Avocado ranch.

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