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Cajun Culinary Delights: Grilled Snow Crab with Flavorful Cajun Butter recipe

Cajun Culinary Delights: Grilled Snow Crab with Flavorful Cajun Butter

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: serves 2


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Herb & Cajun Butter

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 Lime, cut in half
  • 1/2 tbsp dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp dried Basil
  • 1 tbsp Hot under The Kilt Acadian Cajun Seasoning ( sub Old Bay seasoning)
  • 4 snow crab clusters



  1. Pre heat the grill to med high.
  2. In a small pot melt butter than add the juice of 1/2 lime, add the seasoning and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Place snow crab cluster on grill , baste with the butter and grill for  2 minutes, turn, baste and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat the turning and basting 3 more times.
  4. While the crab is grilling place the remining 1/2 lime on the grill to serve along side the crab.

How to crack an Atlantic snow crab

 Atlantic snow crab’s edible meat is located in the claws and legs and in the section between the legs and body as well.

  1. Detach the legs by twisting and pulling them. When pulling meat from a cluster, always break the leg in sections beginning from the tip and working in towards the shoulder. This will ensure that the cartilage from the next piece will slip out leaving only meat behind.
  2. Use heavy-duty scissors or a knife to cut lengthwise through the shell. The white portion of the shell is softer than the bright red sections and easier to cut through. Then remove the meat with a fork or by hand.
  3. Break the claws using a chef knife. Place the claw on a cutting surface with the flat side down and the small pincer facing up towards you. Grasp the claw by the two pincers and strike the claw at the thickest part, embedding the knife about ¼ inch into the shell. Then twist the knife to crack the claw open
  4. To remove the meat from the shoulder, simply break the cartilage by hand and remove the meat by hand.


  • Category: appetizer, entree, seafood, sides,recipes

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