Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a simi difficult recipe, but the result is ever so delectable. I had something like this at Crustaceans in San Francisco. They used the wonderful Dungeness crabs, but here in Virginia I had to settle for Blue crabs, which turned out just as nice.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place garlic, onions, butter, salt, red and black pepper into a roasting pan and put into a 450 degree oven.
  2. Be sure to watch carefully and cook until onions and garlic turn golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven, add crab and blend thoroughly.
  4. Make sure the crab (shells and all) is coated.
  5. Place pan back into oven on 475 degree for 15-20 minutes, turning crab about every 5 minutes.
  6. After the crab has been heated throughout remove from oven.
  7. Garlic sauce should be braised onto the shell of the crab.
  8. Serve as soon as possible, sprinkled with parsley and garnished with lemon.
Most Helpful

5 5

I adapted this recipe for 3 lbs. snow crab leggs and it was delicious. my husband couldn't get enough and he rarley eats crab. I have been looking for this recipe for five years. Thank you, thank you,thank you.

5 5

This recipe was delicious!!! Made me feel like I was at the restaurant!! It's so nice to make a recipe and have it turn out better than expected!! My son absolutely loved it!!! It was very easy to make as well!!!

This was the best garlic crab I have ever eaten!!!!!