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Asian Cracked Dungeness Crab (adapted from Sunset Magazine)

A White Balsamic Condimento and Ultra Premuim (UP) Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

5-7 minutes


3-4 people


  • 3-4 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey Ginger White Balsamic Condimento
  • 1/2 cup Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Condimento
  • 1-1/3 Tablespoons pepper
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup loosely packed Thai or regular basil leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons Ultra Premium Olive Oil (Picual, Hojiblanca, Barnea)
  • 3 cooked Dungeness crabs (about 2 lbs. each), cleaned, legs cracked and bodies quartered.
  • Steamed white rice, Udon or Hong Kong style noodles


  • In a large (2-4 quart) measuring cup, mix the first 7 ingredients well, making sure the honey is completely dissolved. After mixing well, add the cilantro and basil.
  • Add the mixture to cracked crab, coating well. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  • Pour oil into a 14-inch wok over medium high heat. Using a slotted spoon, add the crab parts, reserving the marinade, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often until shells are warmed.
  • After cooking, add the marinade for a few minutes and serve entire mixture over white steamed rice or Asian noodles.
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