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Your Best Dungeness Crab Recipe


A Dungeness crab recipe appropriate to your next meal won’t be hard to find. Recipes are extensively available and this delicacy is always a welcomed addition to the dining experience, whether it be a special occasion or just a weekly family dinner. Crab is an excellent choice because of its moderate price and ease of preparation; it is also very nutritious. It’s available in convenient sections or clusters (half a crab), or as single legs, cocktail claws and crab meat. It is also sold pre-cooked and whole.

The meat is traditionally served with crab cocktails or over greens in a Crab Louis salad. Extremely versatile, Alaska Dungeness Crab meat can be combined with a myriad of seasonings in seafood stews or soups, or with dips as an appetizer or main dish.

From the shell, it can combine brilliantly with other foods in seafood stews or soups, sautes, salads and variations. A Dungeness crab recipe can be found in just about every variety: bisques, creamed dishes, pastas, salads, and casseroles. Don’t forget the always popular crab cakes!

To get specific, an easy dungeness crab recipe is a simple crab cluster boil, which you can pair with a medley of dips, including garlic aioli and chipotle salsas. In a giant pot, combine 24 whole precooked clusters (thawed, cleaned and halved) and 1/4 cup of each: sea salt, coriander seeds, cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Add 2 tablespoons of peppercorns and enough water to cover crabs. Bring to a boil and cook for roughly 5 minutes or until heated through.

Or a Dungeness crab recipe could also include a marinade, like smashed scallions with fresh dinger and rice wine. Marinade your crab meat for 20 minutes. Then cook more scallions and shredded ginger and stir-fry about 10 seconds, until fragrant. Add the crab and stir-fry over high heat, tossing them. Add the rice wine and salt, cover and cook the crabs for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the meat is no longer translucent.

No matter which recipe you choose, crab corn pudding or crab enchiladas, crab stuffed chicken breast or crab and yogurt soup, it is sure to be a guest or family favorite.