Bar-b-que Crabs on the Pit

  • Yield : 1
  • Servings : 12 - 24 servings
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h
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This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe originally seen on Facebook from Holden, LA – Maw-Maw added some tidbits. The crabs are cooked outside over flames or charcoal and offers a great alternative to boiling


  • 2 dozen crabs
  • lemon pepper or Cajun seasonings
  • butter melted
  • garlic butter for dipping


Step 1

To clean crabs, immerse the crabs in a ice and water. The cold water will immobilize the crab and cause the crab to go in a dormant state.

Step 2

Remove the top shell and clean the crabs

Step 3

Season crabs with lemon pepper and place the crabs bottom down on the grill over low heat

Step 4

Squeeze butter on the crabs or mop with melted butter (melt the butter in a small bowl in your microwave) and cook for 15 minutes

Step 5

Butter will make the meat richer.

Step 6

Flip the crabs and cook for 5 minutes

Step 7

Flip the crabs again, squeeze more butter, and cook an additional 10 minutes

Step 8

Serve with melted garlic butter along with corn and potatoes boiled in seasoned crab boil water. Courtbouillion or catfish stew compliment the dish

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