Delicious Dungeness crab roasted until perfection with herbs, garlic buttery sauce & one Secret Ingredient that combines the flavors together with an amazing kick. It is incredibly good!

The Best Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab




– 3 Dungeness crab – 1/2 cup butter – 3 tablespoon Simple Truth Organic™ Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 10 cloves garlic finely chopped – 1/2 cup white wine – 2 lemons sliced – salt & pepper to taste – fresh parsley for garnish

4 people

35 mins

Step 1

Before cleaning Dungeness crab I like to boil it in salted water, so bring a big pot of salted water to a boil, add crab bring it to a boil and cook for 5 minutes on medium/high heat.

Step 2

Right after 5 minutes of boiling, place crab into icy cold water to stop the cooking process. Flip Dungeness crab on its back and pull away the triangle shape part – “apron” and toss it away.

Step 3

Now, take the top shell of the crab & pull it up away from the body and set aside. Using hands remove the gills/lungs & the mouth. After removing crab’s insides, rinse the crab body & the top shell until squeaky clean.

Step 4

In a skillet add butter, Simple Truth Organic™ Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and chopped garlic.

Step 5

Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, pour in  white wine. Simmer for 1 minute, remove from the heat, sauce is ready.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 350F. Place clean Dungeness crab on top of lemon slices, pour garlic butter sauce over the crab, season with salt & pepper.

Step 7

Bake for 15-20 minutes. While the crab is baking I like to place the crab’s top shell back into the pot and boil for 10 more minutes.

Step 8

Pour the melted butter from the baking sheet into the bowl and drizzle over the top. Garnish with chopped parsley. Place the top shell of the crab on top of the crab.

Step 9

Serve with nut or seafood crackers.