The Dungeness crab is a mighty sea creature and beloved seafood around the world. You can cook with Dungeness crab in traditional Chinese or Asian Fusion recipes to step up the flavor game on your cooking. 

What’s so irresistible about Salt and Pepper Crab? Well, you’ll want to prepare this recipe and find out for yourself, but there’s something in the mix of spices and traditional Hong Kong-Chinese-style of cooking that makes for an unbelievable sensory experience. 

Let’s get to the dish details so you can try this crab out yourself.

Prepare Chinese crab recipes authentically

When cooking Chinese and Asian Fusion dishes, the best habit to practice is following traditional recipes as close as possible. This allows you the biggest opportunity to get to know authentic flavors and Asian Fusion cuisine intentions.

Once you experiment with traditional recipes, you’ll have greater awareness and knowledge as you add in your own trade secrets and ingredients.

Now, let’s have a look at one of our team’s favorite Dungeness crab recipes for you to follow at home.

Chinese Dungeness crab recipe 

Try out this recipe to prepare 4-6 servings of the delicious dish!


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp crushed fresh garlic
  • 2 stalks green onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium shallot (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño (finely diced and seeded)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn (freshly ground)
  • 3 Dungeness crab (cleaned, boiled, segmented)


  • Clean and boil crab (do this right before you stir-fry; avoid crab prep the night before or too early in the day)
  • Heat wok on high, add vegetable oil (5-10 seconds)
  • Add garlic, green onions,  ginger, cilantro, shallots, and jalapeños;  stir fry (30 seconds)
  • Add crab legs; toss 
  • Return heat to medium and toss all seasonings and crab
  • Sprinkle on salt and peppercorn


  • Toss once more before plating!
  • Serve immediately

Chinese Dungeness crab

That’s it! It’s a short, simple recipe that you can use and reuse again. As fall returns, this warm dish can make a great weekly staple. As you prepare more times, think about switching up the protein or seasoning ingredients.

Prepare Chinese salt and pepper Dungeness crab recipe with seasonal ingredients.

Autumn is upon us and we are in for a harvesting treat! Head to your local farmers’ market to see what fresh vegetables are available and which ones you can add to this dish to make it as flavorful and robust as possible.

Cooking with seasonal ingredients flows along with Chinese cooking philosophy as what’s naturally sprouting is what your body needs to balance its temperature, nutrients and energetic activity. And there’s nutrition!

That’s the beauty of Asian cooking; as long as you steer clear of additives and highly-processed ingredients, you’re always cooking something the body loves and needs to keep thriving. Dungeness crab dishes are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. If you are especially health-conscious, you can cook on lower heat and allow for more time to bronze your crab and seasonings.

Dine at Zhen Wei Fang for our Dungeness Crab, and see what the hype is all about. We’ll treat you to not only a delicious meal but also an exciting dining experience with a robot host and service.  

Have you tried this Dungeness Crab recipe or another one of your own?  Let us know about it and any other tips you’d like to share in the comments. Thanks for being a part of our Asian Fusion community!