How To Cook Crab Legs Recipe?

How To Cook Crab Legs Recipe?

Crab is a seafood species with many nutrients and high economic value. People also use crabs to make many delicious dishes to serve their dietary needs. Especially crab legs are always the first choice for every dish. For crab lovers, how to cook crab legs will be essential. The information shared below will help you gain more knowledge to create delicious dishes.

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What kind of crab legs should I buy?

There are many types of crab legs, but currently there are 2 main types available on the market. When you go to the grocery store, you can easily see king crab legs and snow crab legs. The characteristic of these two types is that the king crab legs will be much larger than the snow crab legs. Snow crab legs will be sold in clusters of many legs. People will sell king crab legs according to the legs of each crab.

King crab legs will be easier to prepare and easier to eat. However, the economic value of this type of crab legs is also higher. Therefore, you can consider your economic conditions to choose.

Steps cooking crab legs

Prepare ingredients

  • 2 pounds of crab legs
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 lemon
  • Garlic
  • Salt, pepper

Recipe Note

  • Servings: 2
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Total: 12 mins


Step 1

Melt 4 tablespoons of prepared butter, add minced garlic. Add salt and pepper to the butter mixture and steam. Then cook for about 30 seconds, turn off the heat and add lemon juice.

Step 2

Put the crab legs in a cooked pot, add the melted butter and mix well. Add a little spices and you can have crab legs with many flavors. This is the simplest how to cook crab legs you can apply.

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Other methods to cook crab legs

In addition to the traditional cooking method, there are also many other methods to make dish from crab legs.

How to boil crab legs?

Boiling crab legs is an extremely simple step. First you just need to put water in the pot, add a little salt. The water must be just enough with the number of crab legs. Next, put the washed crab legs and drop them into the prepared pot of water. Then boil for about 5 minutes and remove the crab legs. So you have finished boiling the crab legs and can prepare other dishes.

How to cook instant pot crab legs?

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To cook the pot of crab legs right away, you need to prepare an Instant 6 qt pot. Take the crab legs to clean. Find and place a trident in the Instant 6 qt pot then add 1 cup of water. Put the crab legs in the pot and close the lid. When using this pot, pay attention to place the vent in the sealed position. Continue cooking at high pressure, wait for 4 minutes then turn the vent to the quick release position. When applying this method, the time to cook crab legs will be very quick.

How to grill crab legs?

To grill crab legs, you need to prepare the grill and clean the grill first. And a charcoal grill will add the most flavor to the crab legs. To prevent crab legs from sticking to the grill, brush with a layer of oil. Place them on the grill for about 3 to 4 minutes. Cover the grill when grilling to maximize the grill's heat.

How to cook oven-baked crab legs?

Cooking crab legs in the oven is also very simple. You can use a baking tray (and line with foil). Add a little water and put in the crab legs. Then cover the oven, set the right temperature. After about 20 minutes, take it out and it can be cooked.

How to broil crab legs in the oven?

To broil crab legs in the oven you, need to prepare more foil wrapping. 4 clusters of crab legs will be wrapped in a silver wrapping paper. Then put it all in a baking tray preheated to 450 degrees F for about 25 minutes. Thus, the crab legs have been broiled using this method.

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Tips for success steaming crab legs

You can learn how to steam crab legs, it's also somewhat similar to boiling. Place the water and crab legs equally in the steam basket then bring to a boil.

Wait for the water to boil, reduce the heat to low then cover the steamer. You need to wait for about 5 to 7 minutes until the crab legs are hot. Just like that, you can successfully make steamed crab legs. 

How to crack crab meat?

Not everyone knows how to crack crab meat. To make it easier, put a little vinegar on the crab legs and wait a few minutes. Next, just use scissors to cut the length of the outer shell of the crab's legs. Then split in half along the incision line, gently remove the crab leg meat. That's it, you're done.

The information shared about how to cook crab legs in this article you can apply when processing crab legs. Hopefully through that you have gained more knowledge for yourself.

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