Our Simple Dungeness Crab Boil Recipe

Start your 2022 with a satisfying and tasty Dungeness crab boil feast. Grab your friends and family and gather around the backyard with something to sip on while your sustainably caught Fathom Seafood Dungeness crab boils away. The recipe is simple and the best part about a seafood boil is that you can add or omit whichever ingredients you please, making it individualized for your tastebuds. 

A crab boil is an easy way to entertain and satisfy dinner guests, as there is not much to it, yet the finished meal presents as if there was a lot involved in the process. 

Head on to the grocery store and grab everything you need from the ingredients list below and feel free to modify however you’d like. 

Before you get cooking, visit Fathom Seafood to buy the super fresh, live crab needed for this delectable Dungeness boil. If you are wanting to host a crab boil in a few days, all you need is to wait 24 hours after you click ‘buy’ on Fathom’s website and a box of Dungeness crabs will be waiting for you on your doorstep. Seriously, Fathom is that quick! 


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes 

Servings: 4


8 red potatoes 

8 andouille sausages, sliced 

4 onions, quartered 

2 ears fresh corn, cut into halves 

½ cup seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste 

4 whole live Dungeness crabs

Whatever else your heart desires 


  1. Grab a large pot and start boiling water. Add in sausages, potatoes, corn, onions, and whatever else you want–and don’t forget the seasoning! Boil for about 30 minutes until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked. 

  2. Gently add the live Dungeness crab to the boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes. 

That is literally it! 

Drain the water and serve. 

If you aren’t a seasoned crab-eater and don’t know which parts of the Dungeness crab are edible, check out another Fathom article that will guide you through the process. Read about how to make the most out of your crab meat, whether it be from the claws, legs, body, and even get ideas for what to do with the shell afterward. 

There are many helpful blogs on Fathom Seafood’s site: informational articles, delicious recipes, chef spotlights, and seafood news. Check it out! 

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