Simple dinner tonight-Oven Roasted Garlic Crab Recipe

imageSimple dinner tonight-Oven Roasted Garlic Crab

2 lbs crab legs, defrosted
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1-2 Tbsp swamp fire seafood seasoning-or favorite
6-8 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup fresh italian parsley, chopped
1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 Tbsp crushed red pepper
juice of 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 385 degrees F. Place crab legs of large oven proof pan. Pour olive oil over crabs.

Sprinkle seafood seasoning over crab legs followed by garlic, parsley and crushed red pepper. Place pieces of butter evenly over crab

Roast crabs about 15-20 minutes depending on size of crabs. Baste with butter/olive oil mixture 2 times during roasting time

Remove crab legs from oven and pour some of the yummy butter/olive oil mixture over crab legs, squeeze lemon juice on top. Serve remaining butter/olive oil mixture in a small ramekin. Enjoy!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. alicia says:

    Hi. How would I make this with a live crab? Would I steam it first just to kill it ir chop it while alive (don’t think I could do this)? Thanks very much.


    1. Chef Lex says:

      Yes steam first and then cooled it down after that chop it up


  2. Gracey Lee Walker says:



  3. LC says:

    I made this garlic crab last night for dinner. Omg was it easy and delicious.


  4. Audrey says:

    Tried recipe today. It was great! Very easy and quick.


  5. Stephanie says:

    This is the best recipe ever for crab legs!!! It is the only way I like to eat them now. Thanks!


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