How do you prepare crab legs?
Usually crab legs are cooked when you buy them so you only need to warm them. I find the best way is to steam them. I put a veggie steamer in a large pot and only put the water to the level of the steamer. I put old bay all over the crab legs (some people use crab boil also) and when the water boils I put them in the steamer. I boil for about 10 mins or until hot. You can make a cream sauce to dip them in or melt butter. I heat heavy cream for about an hour and add a lot of butter and cook for about 10 more mins then I squeeze a lemon in the sauce. Its perfect! Easy and quick. Boil the legs with Old Bay seasoning added to the water. Cook until they turn orange. Dip in melted butter when ready to eat! There are healthier alternatives to dips for crab legs there as well and some really good crab meat recipes.
BOILING THE CRAB LEGS - How long to boil crab legs depends on the size of the legs. If it is the king crab you will boil them 7-10 minutes. If they are smaller legs or a smaller crab you will boil them 5-7 minutes. Some people suggest adding sea salt, lemon or garlic to the water. Drop in the legs (open part first) and boil for appropriate time.
It always tastes better if you thaw your king crab legs before you steam them but if you are running short on time, here's an easy method: 1. Boil the water in your steaming pot. 2. Rinse your crab legs under warm water to get rid of all the surface ice. 3. Place your crab legs in the steamer. Make sure you don't over crowd the legs. 4. 13 minutes and they're done. You can…