King Crab Legs from Simply Recipes

Classic King Crab

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  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 8 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.

You could use olive oil instead of butter, but why would you want to?

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds Alaskan king crab legs and claws
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Method

1 Melt the butter in a small pan and keep warm on its lowest setting.

2 Set a steamer tray inside a large pot and pour enough water inside to steam the crab. Remember, you are only reheating the crab, so you will only need about an inch of water, tops. Bring this to a boil before laying the crab legs on the steamer. Cover the pot and steam for 5 minutes.

3 Remove the crab legs and use kitchen shears to cut the shells. You can either totally remove the meat from the shell or just get each one started for your guests. Serve with the melted butter.