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Oven baked crab legs with sauce

Recipe for Oven Baked crab legs and Garlic butter dipping sauce

Enjoying the aromatic sensation of melted garlic butter over beer baked crab legs. This recipe will bring you straight to the beach and keep licking fingers for more. Dipping time, Hooray
Course Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Victoria


  • 2 lbs Crab legs
  • 1 can of beer
  • Old bay seasoning
  • ground pepper

Garlic butter dipping sauce

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • A few parsley stalks
  • A pinch of salt I used red Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice


Bake the crab

  • Preheat oven to 320F.
  • In a container, mix 1 can of beer with some ground pepper and old bay seasoning to taste.
  • Pour the mixture in your baking pan, and add the crab legs in.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • Make the Garlic butter dipping sauce (instruction below) while waiting.
  • Drain all liquid from baking tray (save that for some seafood stocking recipe or something). Be careful as it's hot.
  • Whoop in half of the garlic butter sauce onto the crab legs, shake gently, and bake for another 3-5 minutes, until the garlic butter crab aroma fill your room.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to serving tray.
  • Serve hot with your remaining garlic butter dipping sauce

Garlic butter dipping sauce

  • Mince parsley and crush garlic.
  • In a microwave safe container, add crushed garlic into your butter.
  • Add a little sea-salt to take then whisk them all together.
  • Cover and microwave for a minute or so to melt them a bit.
  • Be careful of heated container, Add parsley and lemon juice. Stir to mix.