Oven Roasted Garlic Crab

This recipe calls for cooking the crab in a cast iron skillet – if you don’t have one, try the ones from Camp Chef.  They are already seasoned and ready to go. If you already own a cast iron skillet and need help in seasoning it, try the Camp Chef Conditioner.  

Oven Roasted Garlic Crab


  • 2 large Cooked Dungeness Crabs leg’s and claw’s removed and cracked,
  • Bodies quartered
  • 1/2- cup butter or one quarter pound
  • 1/3- cup olive oil
  • 6- cloves garlic
  • 1- medium size shallot minced about 2 tablespoons
  • 2- teaspoons dried crushed red pepper
  • 3- tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2- tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 - cup orange juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F
  • In a cast iron skillet, melt butter with oil over medium high heat. Add minced garlic and shallots, and crushed red pepper.
  • Add the crab and salt and pepper; add half of the thyme and half of the parsley.
  • With a pair of tongs, mix well and place skillet in oven for 30 minutes or until crab is heated through, turning once about half way through.
  • Use tongs remove crab from skillet and place on serving platter. Add orange juice to the skillet and stir to reducing by half forming the sauce.
  • Poor sauce over crab and top with remaining thyme and parsley.
  • Serve crab with a green salad, some good crusty French bread, and a bottle of Michael David 6th Sense Syrah.

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