Lime Chipotle-Roasted Alaska Snow Crab

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Lime Chipotle-Roasted Alaska Snow Crab

Lime Chipotle-Roasted Alaska Snow Crab
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins
 Lime Chipotle Vinaigrette:
 1 cup rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
 Zest and juice from 5 limes (1/2 cup fresh lime juice)
 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
 1 Tablespoon cumin
 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
 1-1/2 Tablespoons chipotle puree*
 1 cup cilantro, chopped
 2-1/2 cups canola or olive oil
 
 4 pounds Alaska Snow Crab clusters, frozen
 1 cup (packed) chopped cilantro
1

Vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients, except oil, in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and slowly drizzle in oil.

2

Crab: Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Snow Crab under cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Marinate crab in vinaigrette and chopped cilantro for 15 to 20 minutes, to allow flavor into shells.

3

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place crab on sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes, turning and basting every 4 minutes or so. Serve with Chipotle Corn Puree or Cauliflower Puree and grilled/roasted vegetables. Skip the butter!

4

*Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

TIMER
10 Minutes

NUTRITION FACTS
Nutrients per serving (without sides): 637 calories, 17.5g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 25% calories from fat, 322mg cholesterol, 108g protein, 4g carbohydrate, 0.5g fiber, 3138mg sodium, 154mg calcium and 3210mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe by Alaska Chef Erik Slater: "Vinaigrettes are not just for salads, and there’s way more to crab than just putting a bib on and dipping some boiled legs into melted butter. Roasting crab brings out flavors from the shell that you just can’t get from the steamer or a pot of water. There is a ton of flavor in those crustaceous shells! This dish brings the deep tones of roasted Alaska Snow crab with a smoky tease of Latin America. Win-win, I say…"

      
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
      

Ingredients

 Lime Chipotle Vinaigrette:
 1 cup rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
 Zest and juice from 5 limes (1/2 cup fresh lime juice)
 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
 1 Tablespoon cumin
 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
 1-1/2 Tablespoons chipotle puree*
 1 cup cilantro, chopped
 2-1/2 cups canola or olive oil
 
 4 pounds Alaska Snow Crab clusters, frozen
 1 cup (packed) chopped cilantro

Directions

1

Vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients, except oil, in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and slowly drizzle in oil.

2

Crab: Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Snow Crab under cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Marinate crab in vinaigrette and chopped cilantro for 15 to 20 minutes, to allow flavor into shells.

3

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place crab on sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes, turning and basting every 4 minutes or so. Serve with Chipotle Corn Puree or Cauliflower Puree and grilled/roasted vegetables. Skip the butter!

4

*Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

Lime Chipotle-Roasted Alaska Snow Crab

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