Roasted Dungeness Crab Recipe

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Alicia Soto Published: February 19, 2021 Modified: February 19, 2021
Roasted Dungeness Crab Recipe


How To Make Roasted Dungeness Crab

Meaty and delicious, Dungeness crab is coated with black peppercorns, butter, and salt then popped in the oven for a perfectly roasted seafood dish.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
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  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 lb Dungeness crab
  • lemon wedges


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using the flat side of the knife, press down and smashed the black peppercorns.

  2. Chop the black pepper roughly. Heat up the butter in the microwave, then add the black pepper and salt. Stir to mix well.

  3. To kill a live Dungeness crab, stab the crab in the middle of the body, above its abdominal flab.

  4. Set aside for 10 minutes, until all the murky dark water from inside the Dungeness crab drains out. Rinse and pat dry with water.

  5. Coat the butter-black-pepper mixture on the crab and roast in oven for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven, garnish with lemon wedges.

  7. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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