Garlic butter king crab legs. Yes. It’s as good as it sounds. I saw a friend boiling crab legs and instantly I was inspired. This time I said, I really, really, want to enjoy this flavor so I decided I was going to crack all of the crab legs and get all of the meat out first. That way I could enjoy the crab legs in all its glory without the interruption of cracking shells and peeling debris away. Let me tell you. These crab legs were worth it!!! Simply put, the king crab leg meat was so tender, so sweet, and the balance of savory flavor from the garlic butter and scallion was the perfect balance!
I headed down to the Nautical Mile to purchase these crab legs fresh from the source and when I got home, i put these on the fire, seasoned the water, and when they were done, cracked them all and removed the meat. Made some garlic butter, poured it all over the crab meat, and went to town! It felt good to be able to enjoy the crab meat without the interruption of stopping to crack the shells!
This was so simple to make! Here’s my quick and easy recipe:
Grab a large stock pot, fill it 3/4 of the way with water. I used:
-3 lbs of King Crab Legs or Snow Crab Legs (I used a mixture of both)
-1/2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
-1/2 tbsp Seafood Seasoning (or fish seasoning)
– 1/2 tbsp jerk seasoning
I seasoned the water and brought it to a boil for before adding the crab legs. I boiled the crab legs for 20 minutes, then cracked them all and removed the meat. For the garlic butter sauce:
-1 1/2 sticks of salted butter
– 1 tbsp minced garlic
To make the garlic butter sauce, i melted the butter, chopped the scallion, and added it along with the minced garlic. I turned the fire down to low medium once and let the garlic and scallion simmer for 5 minutes. Then I poured it on top of the crab meat! Enjoy!