Monday, December 21, 2009

Butter Roast Dungeness Crab

Well, it is a dungeness crab season in California. It is so cheap, cost $3.99 per lb last weekend and lots of people are crazy about them. I am sure lots of people cooking the crabs at home, their own Grandma or Mama style. Also there are lots of good restaurants serving good crabs, such as PPQ Dungeness Island, a Vietnamese restaurant. So, I decided to cook the crab, my own style, inspired by PPQ, called  Butter Roast Dungeness Crab. One crab can feed 2 people.


1 small size Dungeness crab (1.5 lb) clean and cut into 4 pieces.
1/2 stick unsalted butter (divide into 2 portion)
1 Tablespoon chop fresh Parsley
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
2 teaspoon Garlic salt


1. Heat a small pot (8-9" size) on medium heat.
2. Put the crab, half of the 1/2 butter, garlic salt and black pepper. Cover the pot with lid. Let it roast in the pot for 5 minutes.
3. Then stir it with thongs and add the rest of the butter and chop parsley, cover with the lid and roast for another 3-5 minutes.
4. You will see the crab is curled up and also you can smell the buttery parsley smell out of the pot.

Selamat Mencuba!


lilyng said...

eddie and gregg

happy new year

how about sending me some crabs, they are so expensive here

Chef Chong's Leftover Makeovers said...

Hi Lily. You know we are always welcome you to California. :)

Chef Chong's Leftover Makeovers said...

This crab was the most fantastic I ever had, ever! Probably one of Chef Chong's best dishes he's ever made.