Alaska Crab Provencal

Alaska Crab Provencal

Serve Alaska Crab Provencal with dipping sauce, warm bread and chilled champagne.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon each chopped fresh thyme and marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon (total) additional fresh herbs: lemon thyme, parsley, rosemary or lavender
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Brut Champagne
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 3 to 4 pounds Alaska Crab legs (King, Snow or Dungeness), thawed or frozen
  • 1 small loaf warmed crusty French or country bread, sliced


  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in garlic and shallot; cook 3 to 4 minutes, until garlic is soft. Stir in herbs; cook 2 minutes.
  2. Open champagne; pour 1/2 cup champagne into butter; stopper champagne. Bring sauce mixture to simmer; cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until sauce is reduced slightly. Add sea salt to taste. Keep sauce warm.
  3. Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels.
  4. Steam or boil crab in large pot, 8 to 10 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed crab, until heated-through.

Serves 10 to 12 appetizers | Prep Time 10 min | Cook Time 15 min

Nutrients per serving: 242 calories, 9.5g total fat, 5.5g saturated fat, 35% calories from fat, 83mg cholesterol, 28g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 1294mg sodium, 79mg calcium and 40mg omega-3 fatty acids

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

This page may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links help support at no additional cost to you. Please see our Disclosure Policy.

Quick Links

American Regional ~ Appetizers ~ Beverages ~ Bread ~ Candy ~ Cookies ~ Desserts ~ Holidays ~ International Cuisine ~ Main Course ~ Meatless ~ Restaurant ~ Salads/Salad Dressings ~ Sandwiches/Wraps ~ Side Dishes/Veggies ~ Snacks ~ Soup/Stew/Chili ~ Complete Recipe Index

DON'T MISS Weekly Specials
from The Prepared Pantry!
Some items are FREE!