Dungeness Crab Recipe

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Suzaine Modified: December 13, 2021
Dungeness Crab Recipe


How To Make Dungeness Crab Recipe

This dungeness crab recipe is steamed, so you don't have to put in much effort. In the end, you get a tasty dish that's ready in 15 minutes.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 2 Dungeness crab clusters
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 lemon, quartered
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, or tarragon, minced
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 butter stick, melted
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Thaw crab in the refrigerator 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

  2. Combine water, white wine, half of the lemon and 2 tablespoons of the fresh herbs in the bottom of a large, heavy-bottom pot. Insert a raised steaming basket and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Place Dungeness crab clusters in the steaming insert and sprinkle crab clusters with 1 teaspoon of the Old Bay seasoning. Cover the pot and steam for about 5 minutes or until the crab is heated through.
  4. While crab steams, combine the butter, remaining tablespoon of fresh herbs and Old Bay Seasoning in a small bowl.
  5. To serve, remove crab clusters from the steaming pot and drain any water. Serve on a platter alongside herbed butter sauce and remaining lemon wedges.


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 62mg
  • Calories: 91kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 214mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 235IU
  • Vitamin C: 58mg
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