6 Dungeness crabs - about 2 1/2 pounds each
3 Maine lobsters - about 3 1/2 pounds each
4 lemons
1 cup butter
dash of salt & pepper
1 tablespoon grated garlic


In a metal steamer, fill the bottom part with 6 cups of water and bring to a rapid boil.
On the top part with big holes, put about 2 or 3 crabs depending on how big your steamer is. Steam for 15 to 20 minutes or until shell becomes red and cooked. Do the same thing with the rest including the lobsters. 

Lemon butter sauce
In a saucepan, slowly melt 1 cup of unsalted butter that was cut into small pieces under medium low heat. Add the juice of one lemon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well with a spoon. Put in a serving bowl and use as a dip.


My Little Space said…
Hi Chris, happy belated birthday to your son! That's great, you're having crabs and lobsters! I'm just hanging out infront of my computer and will sleep early tonight.
Lola Chris said…
Thank you Kristy! My son helped me install two very wide window shades for a client's home last weekend. He deserves a treat. He requested crabs and lobsters, and the korean barbecue.

Your crab dish looks so delicious too. I will cook that recipe next time. Your kind of crab are the ones we have in the Philippines, with huge claws. The San Francisco Dungeness Crabs do not have big claws. They taste just a little different from each other too.

Good night my friend. Have a good night's rest.
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