Smoky, Buttery Crab Claws

Smoky, Buttery Crab Claws Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

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Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes


2 lean smoked bacon slices, chopped
1/2 cup butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound fresh crab claws
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
French bread


1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, and discard drippings.

2. Melt butter in skillet; stir in garlic and green onions. Cook, stirring often, 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, Worcestershire, and crab claws; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Stir in parsley and bacon. Serve immediately with French bread.

Julia Dowling Rutland,

Coastal Living

February 2013
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