The dish "Snow Crab with Garlic Butter Sauce" is considered an easy-to-make but irresistible delicacy. The key factor that determines the delicious taste of the dish lies in the freshness and quality of the snow crab, as well as the effectiveness of the cleaning process.

Preparation and Cooking Time:

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Serving size: 2 people


  • 700g snow crab (equivalent to 5-6 leg portions already separated)
  • 75g cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 15-18 cloves of garlic finely chopped (about half a cup)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • Seasonings such as salt, sugar, chicken powder, etc.


  • Step 1: Clean the snow crab to remove the odor.Wash the snow crab to remove any dirt and may add some alcohol to reduce odor and clean the crab. Cut the crab in half with a knife to make it easier to absorb the seasoning.
  • Step 2: Prepare the ingredients.Wash the cilantro, peel the garlic, dice the onion, and chop the cilantro to prepare the sauce for the dish. Crush the garlic into a paste, dice the onion into small pieces, and place them in a bowl. Squeeze the juice from 2 lemons to use for the sauce.
  • Step 3: Fry the snow crab.Pour oil into a pan and wait until it is heated. Add the snow crab to fry lightly. After observing that the crab is cooked and golden, remove it from the pan and place it on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
  • Step 4: Make the garlic butter sauce.Put the butter in the pan and cook until it melts. Add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant. Then add the diced onion and stir for about 2 minutes. Add about 3 tablespoons of chicken powder and 2 tablespoons of sugar, stir the mixture until boiling.
  • Step 5: Finished dish.Finally, add the snow crab to the sauce, add cilantro to make the dish more fragrant and colorful. Serve the dish on a plate and enjoy it while it is still hot.

Taste of the Dish

Snow crab with garlic butter sauce is a perfect blend of the sweet and refreshing flavor of the crab and the rich, creamy taste of garlic butter. The essence of the dish lies in the freshness and quality of the snow crab, which should have firm and succulent meat. The meat is evenly coated with a flavorful sauce that exudes a rich buttery taste, while still preserving the natural sweetness and tenderness of the crab meat. This dish can be enjoyed with crispy toasted bread and dipped in garlic butter sauce.

Another key to perfecting this dish is in the selection of garlic and accompanying vegetables. It is recommended to choose fresh garlic with its characteristic aroma instead of the pre-packaged garlic powder, in order to enhance the dish's rich flavor. You can also pair it with sweet corn and add a little bit of chili to add more variety to the dish.

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In summary, snow crab with garlic butter sauce is an easy-to-make dish that maintains the distinctive taste of snow crab. It can be served at family gatherings or as a weekend treat for friends. With its high nutritional value, this dish is a wonderful choice for improving one's health.