Butter-Lemon Crab Recipe

Butter-Lemon Crab

Serves 2
Crab is simple to serve chilled, or can be served warm with lemony butter and fresh bread. Allow about 1 pound of crab per person. To serve warm, follow the simple method below.


  • 1 cup white wine, water, fish stock or a combination
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced thinly
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 lbs crab or crab legs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced.


  1. For King Crab legs, break into pieces at the joint, then cut lengthwise with scissors so it’s easy to get into.
  2. For Dungeness Crab, it should be cleaned, then divide the body and legs into pieces. 
  3. Combine all ingredients except crab in a large skillet and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add crab, cover tightly and steam 5 minutes, just until heated through. DO NOT OVER COOK.
  4. Serve with warm, crusty French bread to dip in the flavorful cooking liquid.  


Amount Per Serving (based on 2 servings)
Calories: 550
Fat: 25 g
Saturated Fat: 15 g
Cholesterol: 150 mg
Sodium: 920 mg
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Protein: 30 g
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