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Oven Roasted Crab with an Orange Dipping sauce

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Nikki the Foodie is cooking more great Lobster Gram seafood! Today she shows you how simple it is to prepare roasted Dungeness Crabs with an orange dipping sauce.
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use Orange)
  Minced garlic 2 Tablespoon
  Minced shallot 1 Tablespoon
  Dried crushed red pepper 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dungeness crabs 4 1⁄4 Pound, cooked, cleaned, and cracked (12 Large Sized)
  Chopped fresh thyme 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Blood orange juice/Regular orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely grated blood orange peel/Regular orange peel 1 Teaspoon

Preheat oven to 500°F. Melt butter with oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and green onion. Add crabs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon chopped thyme and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley over crabs. Stir to combine.
Place crab legs in oven dish and pour melted butter mixture over crab. Roast crabs until heated through, stirring once, about 12 minutes. When Crabs are roasted, pour crab drippings from roasting dish back into the skillet you used before and add orange juice and peel to same skillet; Add the other tbs of Thyme and Parsley. Boil until sauce is reduced by about half and serve drizzled over crab and along side it for dipping.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Crab, Seafood
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
These crab legs are delicately flavored with orange and butter and the dish is finished off in the oven to be rounded off. Nikki does a goo job on showcasing it! Watch the video for more.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 674 Calories from Fat 264

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.9%

Saturated Fat 9.8 g48.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 314.6 mg104.9%

Sodium 1430 mg59.6%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.9%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 85 g170.8%

Vitamin A 36.7% Vitamin C 72%

Calcium 28.3% Iron 21.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Oven Roasted Crab With An Orange Dipping Sauce Recipe Video