Lime Chipotle-Roasted Alaska Snow Crab

Roasted snow crab legs with lime chipotle

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Lime Chipotle Vinaigrette:

  • 1 cup Rice Wine Vinegar or White Vinegar
  • zest and juice from 5 Limes (1/2 cup fresh lime juice)
  • 1 Tbsp minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Chipotle Puree*
  • 1 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups Canola or Olive Oil
  • *canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce


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

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 & meat.

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!

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)