Jonah crab claws with cajun dip

Maine Jonah Crab Claws with Creamy Cajun Dipping Sauce

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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 lbs Maine Jonah Crab Claws
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice & zest of one lemon finely minced
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar


  • Combine mayonnaise, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and apple cider vinegar and stir until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving with crab claws.
  • Place 1 inch of water into the bottom of a large pot with 1 teaspoon salt. (Note: The crab claws typically arrive pre-cooked. Steaming reheats them while still maintaining the great flavor of the crab.)
  • Place the steamer basket in the pot. Bring water to boil over high heat.
  • Place the steamer basket in the pot. Bring water to boil over high heat.
  • Add crab to basket then cover and steam until just heated through or approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pot and serve with accompanying dipping sauce after the crab has slightly cooled.
  • To remove meat from the claw, use a small mallet or hammer or carefully use the back of a study knife such as a chef knife to break open the sections of crab. Separate crab from shell and enjoy!


May substitute Creole seasoning if Cajun is unavailable. Most grocery stores carry at least one or other.

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