Dungeness Crab Meat Recipe

Get ready to sink your claws into this delicious Dungeness Crab Meat recipe! Did you know that Dungeness crab is named after the small fishing village of Dungeness, located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state? Now that's a fun fact to share at your dinner party while you serve up this delectable dish.


  • 1 pound Dungeness crab meat, cooked and picked
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped chives for garnish


  1. Begin by picking the meat from the cooked Dungeness crab. You can do this by cracking the legs and claws with a nutcracker or the back of a knife and carefully removing the meat. Set the crab meat aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Stir until well combined.

  3. Add the crab meat to the bowl and gently fold it into the dressing until it is evenly coated.

  4. Season the crab meat with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Transfer the dressed crab meat to a serving dish and sprinkle with chopped chives for a pop of color.

  6. Serve the Dungeness Crab Meat chilled as a dip with crackers or toasted bread, or use it to top a salad for a light and refreshing meal.

  7. Don't forget to share your fun fact about the origins of Dungeness crab while you savor the sweet and succulent flavors of this Pacific Northwest delicacy. Enjoy!