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    Garlic Roasted Crab

    Garlic Roasted Crab. Photo by Chef Glamm!

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    27 mins

    15 mins

    12 mins

    Northwest Lynnie's Note:

    Crustacean restaurants in CA are famous for their garlicky roasted crab, which is a highly guarded secret recipe. This recipe is a great substitute. I especially like to make it on a cold day, and it ranks high on my all-time favorite recipes list.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 500*.
    2. 2
      In a very large oven-proof bowl, place butter and olive oil.
    3. 3
      Put in oven to melt butter and heat bowl (the bowl needs to be hot when you add the crab).
    4. 4
      Break crab legs apart from body, and break body into 2 sections per crab, but do not remove meat from shell.
    5. 5
      Stir crab into hot butter and olive oil mixture; sprinkle in minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 6
      Toss everything together well.
    7. 7
      Bake for 6 minutes and toss well again.
    8. 8
      Bake another 6 minutes, until crab is heated through and garlic is light brown.
    9. 9
      Remove from oven and top with lemon juice and parsley; toss again.
    10. 10
      Serve from hot bowl with lots of napkins and artisanal French or sourdough bread (such as La Brea Bakery's) to soak up the delicious juices.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2014

      Quick easy and delish!

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    • on January 12, 2013


      Wonderful!! This is great, I added a minced shallot and 1/4t of red pepper flakes.

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    • on November 22, 2009


      Delicious! As good as any crab we've had in any CA seafood restaurant!

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    Nutritional Facts for Garlic Roasted Crab

    Serving Size: 1 (626 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 827.6
    Calories from Fat 387
    Total Fat 43.0 g
    Saturated Fat 14.4 g
    Cholesterol 380.1 mg
    Sodium 1677.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 99.1 g

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