King crab.

Say I love you with a gourmet crab dinner.

Thinking of making Valentines Day special for a certain someone? There’s no need to go out for an expensive -extravagant meal when you can impress your sweet-stuff  with a little romance that is home made.

There is nothing that is more romantic than snuggling up on the couch and filling each others faces with crab meat. Unless, of course you’re looking for something a little more classy. In which case there are many other romantic ways to impress your beloved, but nothing that says I love you more than a cozy candle-lit dinner for two fill with a sumptuous meal of gourmet crab fare.

Need some inspiration for your menu on your hot night?

Davis and I each have our favorites crab dishes. So I’ve included both of them for your tasting pleasure. Davis’s menu includes a seafood blend while I’m more of a crab purest.

Grilled Steak with Crab Oscar



Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  •  2 grilled steaks cooked to your liking
  • 1 cup clarified butter (Learn how to clarify butter here)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon tarragon (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cooked crab meat
  • 1/4 cup of cook shrimp


To make the Béarnaise sauce:

You will need:

  • 1 saucepan used as a double boiler
  • A second saucepan used to heat the vinegar and shallots
  • A stainless steel bowl or pot to use as a double boiler


Method to the Rad-ness:

Take your first saucepan and add 2 inches of water to it and place it over medium heat to warm the water while you prepare the rest.

In a separate saucepan add the vinegar, pepper and tarragon and heat over medium-low. Reduce the liquid until nearly all the liquid is evaporated or about two tablespoons remain. Pour the mixture into the bowl.

To the bowl, whisk in the egg yolks until the eggs are light and foamy. Place the bowl on top of the simmering water and continue to whisk until it starts to thicken. Once the sauce starts to thicken remove it from heat.

Slowly start to whisk in the butter a few drops at a time until all the butter is added.

Stir in the chopped parsley, cayenne pepper and salt. The sauce will have a smooth consistency. If you find it’s too thick you can thin it by whisking in a few drops of warm water.

Now put it all together:

Place your steaks on plates. Add equal parts crab meat and shrimp on top of each steak. Add the béarnaise sauce on top, smothering the crab and steak.


 Crab Legs With Dipping Butter



Method to the Rad-ness:

You can cook your crab legs anyway you choose but for this dinner I steamed them from frozen for 12-15 minutes.


Happy Valentines Day everybody!

Valentines Day Crab Dinner
: Main
: 2
  • 2 lbs. of your favorite crab legs (mine are Dungeness)
  • ½ cup of clarified butter (learn how to clarify your butter here)
  • crab crackers
  • mallet
  • crab picks
  • finger bowls with lemon
Method to the Rad-ness
  1. You can cook your crab legs anyway you choose but for this dinner I steamed them from frozen for 12-15 minutes.


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