Butter Basted Crab
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Grated lemon peel||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||3 Tablespoon|
|Thinly sliced green onion with tops||1 Tablespoon|
|Finely chopped parsley||1 Teaspoon|
|Soy sauce||1 Teaspoon|
|Liquid hot pepper seasoning||To Taste|
|Cooked dungeness crab in the shell||2 Pound, cleaned and cracked (1 Crab, 1 1 /2 To 2 Pound)|
Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat; add lemon peel, lemon juice, onion, parsley, and soy sauce.
Season to taste with hot pepper seasoning, then simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
Rinse crab pieces, pat dry, and arrange in an even layer in a 7- by 11-inch baking dish.
Brush butter mixture over crab, cover, and bake in a 300° oven until heated through about 20 minutes, basting often with pan juices.
Garnish with lemon wedges; provide nutcrackers and small forks for removing meat from shells.