Note: These are NOT all tiny broken pieces. If it is not a complete full leg, we consider it as a piece.
Alaskan king crab have a sweet and succulent flavor with moist, firm and rich meat. The claw and leg meat is somewhat firmer than the body meat. King crab is always pre-cooked and can be served either hot or cold. Popular preparation methods include broiling with butter, grilling, sauteing, and steaming. Crab meat is an excellent addition to soups, stews, salads and pastas. All crab legs are harvested from the icy waters of the Bering Sea & North Pacific Ocean.
Handling & Preparation
Crab legs are easy to prepare. Gently steam for five minutes or until the meat is warm. You can also drop them into boiling water with your favorite seasonings for five minutes. Either method will produce the most delicious crab legs!
5 lbs of crab legs will serve 4 to 5 people.
Grilled King Crab Legs
- 3 packages (12 ounces each) precooked, frozen king crab legs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- melted butter
Thaw frozen crab legs. Combine butter, lemon juice and paprika. Baste crab meat with sauce. Place crab legs on a grill, flesh side down, about 4 inches from moderately hot coals. Heat for 5 minutes. Turn and baste with sauce. Heat 5 to 7 minutes longer. Serve with melted butter. Serves 6.
The meat is meltingly tender and moist when prepared this way on the grill.