The Perfect Dungeness Crab Seafood Boil Recipe

Seafood boils are a popular food experience along many coastal towns where seafood is the most fresh and the restaurants know how to do their thing. And when you choose a seafood boil, it is an experience. 

From Louisiana and the Southern Gulf Coast to South Carolina and Georgia and the Mid-Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay regions to the New England coast--seafood boils are all the rage. Do you ever travel to the Northwest coast? Washington and Oregon especially have amazing seafood restaurants where the Dungeness crab is prevalent and waiting to be eaten. 

Are you hungry? 

Below is a recipe for a mouth-watering, hearty seafood boil featuring Dungeness crab

And it is so incredibly simple that there really are only two steps! 


8 red potatoes, whole 

8 andouille sausages, sliced into 1 inch pieces

4 onions, quartered

2 ears fresh corn, cut into halves

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

4 whole Dungeness crabs

Preparation: 15 mins

Cook: 40 mins

Total: 55 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings


  1. Take out your large pot (typically with a 40 quart pot), fill it half full with water and bring to a boil; you will want to cook the mixture of sausage, potatoes, corn, onions, and seasoning for about 30 minutes until you add the Dungeness crab. You will want the potatoes to be cooked through.

  2. Place the Dungeness crabs into the mixture and continue to boil for at least 10 minutes; make sure the crab meat is cooked through. Drain water and serve!

This easy recipe will be sure to delight you and your friends and family! 

Do you need to buy live Dungeness crab for this meal?

Check out the delicious and sustainable options from Fathom Seafood; you can purchase the crab directly from their site and get it shipped to you within 24 hours. 

Image Sourced From: CookingMamas 

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