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Baked Crab Legs with Butter Sauce

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Crab, any way you make this delicious seafood is the best! However, I have a recipe here that is better than all the rest! When you make this recipe, you are going to find that the crab legs are so easy to eat, easy to prepare and will make even the most finicky person happy. This is a fancy restaurant meal without the hefty price tag to go along with it.

Crab legs could be considered a delicacy, to some people. When you find a recipe that makes them taste like a five star restaurant meal, you know that you have a winner.

However, although you could use Snow Crab legs here, I highly advise using the King Crab legs. They are meatier and just come out so soft, fluffy and delicious. All this with very little work.

Crab legs can be served with a side of Risotto and a nice dinner salad. My family enjoys Twice baked potatoes and a side of Spinach or Kale with their Crab legs. I have to say, not only does this make a tasty meal, it is very pretty to look at when you are serving it up.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Should I boil the crab legs first?

I have actually tried this recipe boiled and also made it by baking the crab legs, I really prefer to bake them, without boiling! Baking them will actually enhance the flavor of the crab meat.

            Can I put them in the oven while they are frozen?

Of course you can! Obviously, you will need to add some additional time to the baking time though. The internal temperature does need to be at 145* to be safe to eat seafood.

            How do I store these?

Hopefully you do not have any left! If you do, place them into an airtight container and then into the refrigerator. They will last for 2 days, I would not leave them any longer than this though. Seafood can be a very touchy food.

            Can I freeze these?

Once they have cooked thoroughly, allow them to cool completely and place them into a freezer safe bag. They can sit in the freezer for 2 months.

What do you need to make Baked Crab Legs with Butter Sauce

            4 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted

            1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced

            2 tsp Creole Seasoning

            ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice

            1 pound fresh King Crab legs

            1 tbsp Parsley for garnish

How to make Baked Crab Legs with Butter Sauce

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

To bake the King Crab legs, it is best to slice in half so that the meat is showing

Place the crab legs in a baking dish

SECOND STEP:

Add the melted butter, garlic and Creole seasoning mix to a small bowl and mix well

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Using a pastry brush, brush the butter on each of the crab legs and exposed meat. Save remaining butter sauce for serving

THIRD STEP:

Place into the oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the temperature reaches 145*

Sprinkle with Parsley and serve with any remaining butter sauce

Slice a lemon and place on the plate next to the crab legs to squeeze the juice over the seafood.

YUM!

Enjoy!

YAY!

Baked Crab Legs with Butter Sauce

Baked Crab Legs with Butter Sauce

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  •             4 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted
  •             1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  •             2 tsp Creole Seasoning
  •             ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  •             1 pound fresh King Crab legs
  •             1 tbsp Parsley for garnish

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

To bake the King Crab legs, it is best to slice in half so that the meat is showing

Place the crab legs in a baking dish

SECOND STEP:

Add the melted butter, garlic and Creole seasoning mix to a small bowl and mix well

Using a pastry brush, brush the butter on each of the crab legs and exposed meat. Save remaining butter sauce for serving

Place into the oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the temperature reaches 145*

THIRD STEP:

Sprinkle with Parsley and serve with any remaining butter sauce

Slice a lemon and place on the plate next to the crab legs to squeeze the juice over the seafood.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 60mgSodium 1172mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 15g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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