Grilled Snow Crab Clusters with Herb Butter: A Seafood Delight

There’s something truly magical about the combination of fresh snow crab clusters and the smoky sizzle of the grill. But what makes this dish even more enchanting is the flavorful herb butter that elevates it to a culinary masterpiece.

grilled snow crab with herb butter recipe

Starting with a base of half a pound of rich, creamy butter, this herb butter boasts a melody of tastes and aromas. Chopped dill and cilantro contribute freshness and vibrancy, infusing the butter with a delightful herbal essence.

For a spicy kick that tickles the taste buds just right, we add in two teaspoons of Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun seasoning. The blend of paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic, and onion gives this dish a bold, zesty character.

To balance the flavors, we sprinkle in half a teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of pepper, ensuring every bite is seasoned to perfection. Finally, a squeeze of lime juice brightens up the butter, adding a citrusy tang that harmonizes beautifully with the sweetness of the snow crab.

But let’s not forget the star of the show – the snow crab clusters themselves. Their sweet, succulent meat, when grilled to smoky perfection and generously brushed with this herb butter, creates a symphony of flavors that’s bound to delight your taste buds.

So, whether you’re grilling up a feast for friends or indulging in a special treat for yourself, grilled snow crab clusters with herb butter are a culinary adventure you won’t want to miss. Dive into the exquisite flavors of this dish, and savor the delectable taste of the sea.

A very generous thank you to  Logan’s Daily Catch for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Grilled Snow Crab Cluster with Herb Butter

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 lb butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Olive oil
  • 6 snow crab cluster ( approx. 3lbs)


  1. Preheat grill to 400.
  2. Melt the butter and add the dill, cilantro, Hot Under The Kilt, salt, pepper and lime juice, let on low until needed.
  3. Drizzle the clusters with olive oil and place directly on the grill.
  4. Grill for 1-2 minutes on each side, then start basting with a generous amount of butter, concentrating heavily on the exposed meat at the top of the cluster but also basting the legs themselves, rotate the cluster v=every minute or so while continuously basting.
  5. Cook a total of 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with remaining butter to use for dipping.
  • Category: Entrees, seafood, shellfish, recipes