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Garlic Butter Dungeness Crab Recipe

You'll fall in love with one of the juiciest Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab recipes.

Delicious Dungeness crabs baked to perfection with herbs, garlic butter sauce, and a secret ingredient that blends flavors with incredible flair. It's delicious!

Quick Tip

Skip the Dungeness crab cleaning and have them cleaned for free in a fish section at your local supermarket. Use any other seasonings you like when preparing seafood, such as Old bay seasoning Squeeze lemon juice over the Dungeness crab before eating. The lemon enhances the flavor of the crab. Dip crab meat in butter sauce and enjoy!


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:

Sweet Potato Home Fries

Garlicky Pan-Roasted Broccoli With Onions

Best Corn on the Cob Seasoning For your Grilled Corn on the Cob

Tomato Cucumber Salad


If you're unfamiliar with the Dungeness crab, it's a type of hard-shell crab popular on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most abundant crab in California. And 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 3 sprigs

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons old Bay Seasoning

1 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

2 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, pour marinade over 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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