Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe

Roasted Marinated Crab















Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium


2 pounds crab, live in shell
or 1 pound, live
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon garlic
2 Serrano seranos chilies
or other small green chilies, chopped
1 x black pepper
freshly ground
2 to 4 tablespoons butter
1 x salt
to taste


To kill the crab, either plunge it into a large pot of boiling water for a minute, or place it on its back on a cutting board and split the body down the middle with one quick cut with a heavy knife or Chinese cleaver.

If you want to use the upper shell in the presentation, the first technique works better.

Holding the crab body by the legs, pull off the shell.

Discard the feathery gills on both sides of the body and the spongy mass in the middle of the back; rinse until nothing but shell and meat show.

Pull out the bits of greenish fat from the corners of the shell; reserve if desired for the sauce.

Rinse both the body and shell and drain thoroughly.

Split the body of the crab (if it is not already split) into 2 halves with legs and claws still attached.

Carefully crack each leg and claw segment with a mallet.

Place in a large bowl with the oil, ginger, garlic, chiles and a generous grinding of pepper.

Marinate for 1 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Remove crab from marinade 15 minutes before cooking.

Grill the halves and the shell over a hot fire until outer shells are bright red and meat in the largest sections is opaque (pry one open to check), 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Or, place crab halves and shell in a roasting pan lightly oiled with a bit of the marinade and roast in a 450F oven until done as described above, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, strain vegetables out of marinade and combine with the butter in a saucepan.

Simmer for 5 minutes and season to taste.

Serve in small bowls as a dipping sauce for the crab.

Serves 2.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review




Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 40g (1.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 278100% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


Founded in 1996.

© 2021 Sean Wenzel & Infinite Networks Inc. All rights reserved.
171A Rink Street, Suite 148, Peterborough, ON, CA K9J 2J6 +1.888.959.4335


Live Feed