Oven-Roasted Dungeness Crab

Recipe by carmenskitchen
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    cup butter
  • 14
  • 2
    tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1
    tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 12
  • 2
    large dungeness crabs, cooked, cleaned, and cracked (about 4 1/4 pounds)
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 12
    cup blood orange juice or 1/2 cup regular orange juice
  • 1
    teaspoon finely grated blood orange peel or 1 teaspoon regular orange peel
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 500°F Melt butter with oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic, shallot, and dried crushed red pepper. Add crabs; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon chopped thyme and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley over crabs. Stir to combine. Place skillet in oven and roast crabs until heated through, stirring once, about 12 minutes.
  • Using tongs, transfer crabs to platter. Add orange juice and peel to same skillet; boil until sauce is reduced by about half, about 5 minutes. Spoon sauce over crabs. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon thyme and 1 tablespoon parsley and serve.
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