Simple, Classic & Delicious
- 2 Dungeness crab clusters
- 1 c water
- ½ c white wine
- 2 lemons, quartered
- 3 Tbsp fresh basil or tarragon, minced
- 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 1 stick butter, melted
- salt and pepper to taste
Thaw crab in the refrigerator 8-10 hours or overnight.
Prepare steaming broth
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.
Place Dungeness crab clusters in the steaming insert and sprinkle crab clusters with 1teaspoon of the Old Bay seasoning. Cover the pot and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crab shells turn bright orange.
Make Butter Sauce
While crab steams, combine the butter, remaining tablespoon of fresh herbs and Old Bay Seasoning in a small bowl.
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.
More Tips for Using The Fish In Your Share
Get Creative with Crab
Dungeness crab has a mild, salty taste with a hint of sweetness. This flavor profile makes it a versatile and delicious protein to add to many of the snacks you are already accustomed to making.
Try it as a topping for nachos, toss it into your favorite linguine recipe, add it to mac and cheese for a west-coast take on the famous lobster mac, or even make a crab salad!
Breaking Down Your Crab
Wondering how to break down your Dungeness crab legs? We wrote a short blog, with photos, all about it.
Click here to learn how to break down your Dungeness crab legs.