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Garlic Butter Dungeness Crab Recipe

Updated: Jan 25

Indulge in the ultimate seafood delight with this mouth-watering recipe for Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab that is sure to leave you craving for more. The Dungeness crabs are baked to juicy perfection with a blend of aromatic herbs, a heavenly garlic butter sauce, and a secret ingredient that adds an explosion of flavors to the dish. You won't be able to resist the succulent and tender meat that is packed with the essence of the sea.

To make things easier, you can skip the tedious task of cleaning the crabs by having them cleaned for free at your local supermarket's fish section. Feel free to experiment with other seasonings such as Old Bay seasoning to add a personal touch to your seafood. Before digging in, be sure to squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the crab to enhance its natural taste. Don't forget to dip the crab meat into the butter sauce for an extra burst of flavor that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey.!


A dinner of Dungeness crab calls for a collection of simple side dishes. You don't want anything so heavy or spicy that it overwhelms the sweet, delicate flavor of the seafood. Instead, opt for simple flavored dishes that are easy to prepare and help make dinner stress-free. You can also add a garnish of lemon slices if you prefer seafood with some fresh citrus.

Some great Dungeness crab side dishes include:


If you're unfamiliar with the Dungeness crab, it's a hard-shell crab famous on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most abundant crab in California. It's popular with both professional and recreational anglers.

Dungeness crab tastes slightly sweeter and less salty than snow crab. And this crab meat is considered one of the most sustainable seafood options. (Or it just so happens that it's not the season for Dungeness shrimp), you can order fresh, whole Dungeness ship locally on Amazon.


1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped

fresh thyme three sprigs

One teaspoon onion powder

Two teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning

One teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 stick Garlic Butter

1/2 tablespoon Szechuan Chili

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil Lemon Flavored

2, 2-pound. Dungeness crabs, cooked, cleaned, and cracked

Two lemons, quartered


Melt one stick of butter with 1/2 cup of olive oil in a pot. Add your old bay, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, Szechuan Chili, and lemon

Place the crab pieces in a shallow baking pan, and pour marinade over the crabs.

Preheat oven to 400°. Roast crabs, uncovered, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon quarters (squeeze some lemon over the crab, sprinkle parsley over the crab.

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