Soy Sauce and Butter Roasted Crab

Serving size: 4

Active time: 5 minutes (15 minutes if you need to crack and clean your crab)

Inactive time: 25 minutes


2 Dungeness crabs (cracked and cleaned) IMG_3358

1 C. salted butter (two sticks)

1/2 C. soy sauce

1 T. ground black pepper

1 T. lemon juice

1 T. Bayou Cajun seasoning (McCormick)

1 T. crushed red pepper (pepper flakes)

1 T. granulated onion

1 T. granulated garlic

1 t. salt


1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

2. Melt the butter in a large measuring cup or microwave safe bowl.

3. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the crab to the melted butter and stir until combined.


4. Place the crab in an pyrex or other oven safe pan (I have used a braising pan as well).


5. Pour the soy sauce butter mixture over the crab in order to coat it.


6. Bake the crab for 25 minutes. Half way through the baking time open the oven and  carefully stir or rotate the crab in the pan so that it is coated again in the butter sauce.

7. When the crab has roasted for 25 minutes it is finished and ready to be enjoyed.


Notes and Variations:

  • This recipe does have a spice to it so adjust the red pepper flakes to taste
  • Seasoning can be adjusted to taste.
  • Herbs can be added.
  • Unsalted butter can be used instead of salted but you may need to adjust the salt from 1t. to 2t.
  • The crab can be baked with lemon slices or wedges instead of using lemon juice.
  • Snow or King crab can be used instead of Dungeness. Dungeness is local to my area which is why I use it in addition to it being my favorite.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated the next day. Be sure to consume any leftovers within 3 days of cracking the crab and cooking it.
  • C=cups
  • T=tablespoons
  • t=teaspoons


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