This a simple recipe for crab legs that can be prepared in about an hour and features a butter sauce flavored with garlic. Ultimately, I decided to purchase some snow crab legs that were being sold at a discount at the market. I wanted something different than steaming, boiling, or grilling crab legs, so I tossed a few things together to produce this fantastic crab leg recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Of course, adding shrimp to this dish would make it much more delicious.
Crab legs prepared at home elevate the status of any ordinary meal to that of an occasion. These Snow Crab legs, prepared in a tasty garlic butter sauce, are a solid choice for any occasion.
Where to Buy Crab Legs
This dish calls for Snow Crab legs, characterized by a delicate flavor and a tough shell that is simple to break open. You should be able to buy fresh or frozen Snow Crab clusters at your neighborhood grocery shop or seafood market. Snow Crab clusters are more reasonably priced than King Crab legs.
How to Cook Crab Legs
You’ll find the complete recipe with all of the steps listed below, but in the meantime, I’ll give you a quick rundown of what to anticipate when you prepare these tasty crab legs in garlic butter sauce:
Make the Sauce
In a skillet, melt the butter, then add the garlic and sauté it for a few minutes or until it becomes translucent. After adding the seasonings, continue cooking until the butter begins to foam.
Make the Crab Legs
Each shell should have a slit cut into it along its length. Add the legs to the butter mixture and boil when the crabmeat has reached the desired temperature.
How Long to Cook Crab Legs
Following around five or six minutes in the bubbling butter sauce, the crab legs should be cooked through completely. Preparing the entire recipe, including the sauce, takes twenty minutes.
How to Eat Crab Legs
Consuming snow crab legs is not very difficult and does not even require a specialized tool to crack them open. To do this, simply take one of the legs away from the cluster, bend it where it joins, and slowly pull the joints apart. The meat ought to come out without any trouble. However, it is useful to ensure the legs are warm before cracking them, as removing cold crabmeat from its shell is much more challenging.
How to Reheat Crab Legs
The crab legs can be kept in the refrigerator for three to five days if sealed in an airtight container. When you are ready to eat them again, brush the crab legs with butter (plus points if you have any garlic butter left over), and bake them for around eight minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Snow Crab clusters weighing one pound, defrosted if necessary.
- 14 of a cup of butter
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1 and a half teaspoons of parsley, dried
- A quarter of a teaspoon of black pepper that has been freshly ground
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Ensure that each piece of crab has a slit cut into its shell along its length.
- Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. After adding the garlic, sauté it for one to two minutes or until it becomes transparent. Mix in some pepper, salt, and parsley, then stir. Keep heating the mixture until it begins to bubble.
- After adding the crab legs, toss them in the skillet so that they are coated with the butter mixture. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes or until the food is completely warmed.
- Enjoy while it’s still hot!