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The Best Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab Recipe: Dungenuss Crab oven roast in garlic butter sauce until perfection.
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The Best Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab Recipe

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! Cooking Dungeness crab is super easy! Follow step by step guide of how to clean Dungeness crab to make this amazing garlicky crab recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: EASY, Quick &amp, Seafood, Valentines Day Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Love Keil



How to Clean Dungeness Crab:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Make Garlic Butter Sauce for Dungeness crab:

  • In a skillet add 1/2 cup of butter, 3 tablespoons of Simple Truth Olive Oil and 10 cloves of chopped garlic. Cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, pour in 1/2 cup of white wine. Simmer for 1 minute, remove from the heat, sauce is ready.

How to Cook Dungeness Crab:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Serve with nut or seafood crackers.


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