- Step 1: Select crab legs Select pre-cooked crab legs that are firm to the touch, whose joints are easily movable, and that smell like sea water rather than fishy or like ammonia.
- TIP: Chose flash frozen crab legs that have not been thawed.
- Step 2: Pick cooking method Choose your cooking method. Crab legs are most commonly steamed or boiled.
- Step 3: Cook Fill a large pot or steamer with two cups of water and a tablespoon of salt. When the water begins to boil, place the crab legs in the pot or steaming basket.
- Step 4: Time cooking Cook the crab legs for five to seven minutes. Take care not to overcook them.
- Step 5: Serve the meal Serve the crab legs hot. Crab legs are traditionally accompanied by melted butter and lemon wedges, which enhance their natural sweetness.
- FACT: Did you know? Alaskan king crabs can live for 10 to over 20 years.
You Will Need
- Pre-cooked crab legs
- Large pot or steamer
- Melted butter
- Lemon wedges