Dungeness crabs are aplenty and are well priced over here in Vancouver now. I bought 2 large size crabs for this fantastic Grilled Chili Lime Crabs recipe. I had the crabs prep by the fishmonger to save time. Back at home, I simply coated the crabs lightly with some olive oil and off they went to the hot grill. Then, the crabs were taken off the grill, tossed with some chili lime dressing, and placed back on the grill until they are thoroughly cooked. Easy and delicious!
Grilled Chili Lime Crabs
2 Large Dungeness Crabs, cut into 8 pieces for each crab
1 ½ Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Disposable Aluminum Pan
Chili Lime Dressing
4 Tbsp Lime Juice
3-4 Thai Bird’s Eye Chilies, finely chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
4 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
5 Tbsp Peanut or Olive Oil
Prepare the grill on high heat for direct cooking.
Combine all the chili lime ingredients and whisk well.
Brush the crab pieces lightly with some oil. Grill the crab pieces over high heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove the crab pieces from the grill and place them into the aluminum pan. Toss the dressing all over the crabs.
Return the aluminum pan to the grill over direct high heat and gently turn the crab pieces with a tong to coat them with the chili lime dressing. Cook the crab pieces for about 3 minutes or until the crab is fully cooked. Serve immediately.