King crab legs with garlic butter

    25 min

    Sweet, succulent and delicious king crab legs are tossed in a wonderful garlic butter. Serve with rice, potatoes or pasta for a wonderful meal.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 450g king crab leg clusters, thawed if frozen
    • 50g butter
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cut a slit, length-wise, into the shell of each piece of crab.
    2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook the garlic in the butter until translucent; stir in the parsley, salt and pepper. Continue to heat mixture until bubbling.
    3. Add the crab legs; toss to coat; allow to simmer in the butter mixture until completely heated, 5 to 6 minutes.

    King crabs

    Are also known as giant red crabs. The leg clusters can be purchased in speciality fishmongers or online.

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    I have been saerching for garlic crabs for the longest time. my sister told me to try all recipes and i'm glad i did. It was an easy and tasty process. 2 thumbs up lol  -  20 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My favorite recipe ever! Split the shells before you throw the crab legs in. Once done remove the legs and pour the butter sauce into a dish for dipping....mmmmm good.  -  17 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I only really wanted a sauce recipe, and this delivered. Instead of crab legs, I was making pasta, so I doubled the recipes and added about 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour to thicken it. It was delicious!  -  28 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)