The World's Greatest Crab Recipe

The World's Greatest Crab Recipe

Dreamthief 4

"When it comes to crab you have 3 options: you can go to the expensive seafood place for overpriced, soggy, and bland crab; you can ruin it yourself at home; or you can follow this recipe and have crab so good you will never eat it any other way."


16 m servings 957 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 957 kcal
  • 48%
  • Fat:
  • 72.7 g
  • 112%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 68.9 g
  • 138%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 395 mg
  • 132%
  • Sodium:
  • 1293 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. When hot, lightly oil grate.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, butter, and garlic; generously brush onto crab.
  3. Cook crab on preheated grill, turning once, until the shell begins to brown, about 6 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 65 Ratings


I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could. The Hubster went nuts over this recipe. He thinks everything should be grilled or smoked and this recipe proved that crablegs on the grill ROCK! I w...

I did these in the oven instead of on the grill and the flavor was fantastic! I cannot wait to fire up the grill to try them that way, too. I put them on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 for 4 mi...

Wow! This definitely is one of the "World's Greatest Crab Recipes"! If you love crab then you really have to give this recipe a try. I added some beer for good measure - there's no shortage of i...