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GRILLED KING CRAB LEGS



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Sweet king crab legs are enhanced with simple and fresh flavors to create a gourmet meal in a flash. Great served with a baked potato and some grilled corn on the cob.

Provided by ebrinx

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Seafood Main Dish Recipes     Crab

Time 30m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 8

8 sheets aluminum foil
3 ½ pounds Alaskan king crab legs
1 lemon, quartered
½ cup butter, divided, or more to taste
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Steps:

  • Preheat grill for medium heat.
  • Lay 4 sheets of aluminum foil on a work surface; place 1 crab leg on each sheet. Squeeze 1 lemon quarter on each crab leg; place squeezed lemon quarter next to each crab leg. Cut 1/4 cup butter into small cubes; dot crab legs. Sprinkle parsley and chopped garlic on each crab leg. Season each crab leg with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cover each crab leg with remaining sheets of aluminum foil; roll top and bottom edges together to create sealed packets.
  • Cook packets on preheated grill until crab legs are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 20 minutes.
  • Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over low heat; serve with crab.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 646.3 calories, Carbohydrate 4.9 g, Cholesterol 353.1 mg, Fat 43 g, Fiber 1.7 g, Protein 60.2 g, SaturatedFat 18.1 g, Sodium 1595.4 mg, Sugar 0.1 g

GRILLED CRAB LEGS WITH GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE



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Tender, luscious Grilled Crab Legs cook up in just 10 minutes on the grill and pair deliciously with flavorful garlic butter sauce. You will love every bite of this easy grilling recipe!

Provided by Isabel Laessig

Categories     Main Dish

Time 20m

Number Of Ingredients 2

3 pounds king crab legs
1 serving garlic butter sauce recipe

Steps:

  • Preheat your grill to medium.Split the shells of 3 pounds of crab legs and place them on a baking sheet split-side up.
  • Combine the ingredients to make garlic butter sauce in a bowl using a spoon. Use melted butter so you have a sauce.
  • Gently spoon the garlic butter over the meat of the crab legs. Reserve additional butter for serving after grilling crab legs.
  • Place the split crab legs on the grill, shell-side down. Close the lid and grill for approximately 10 minutes or until the crab is cooked through. Crab leg meat is cooked when it is reddish-orange and opaque.
  • Remove from the grill and serve with the delicious garlic butter sauce and fresh lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 481 kcal, Carbohydrate 1 g, Protein 16 g, Fat 46 g, SaturatedFat 29 g, Cholesterol 157 mg, Sodium 1116 mg, Sugar 1 g, ServingSize 1 serving

GRILLED CRAB LEGS



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Grilled Crab Legs is such a treat in the summer, this foolproof recipe is so easy and works with king crab legs, Dungeness crab legs and snow crab legs!

Provided by Gina

Categories     Appetizer     Dinner

Time 30m

Number Of Ingredients 4

4 lbs frozen king (snow or dungeness crab legs, thawed and rinsed)
olive oil spray
lemon wedges
melted butter (optional for dipping)

Steps:

  • Heat grill to medium-high.
  • Spritz crab legs all over with olive oil spray and place on hot grill.
  • Cover and cook about 7 minutes on each side, or until the meat in the center is heated through.
  • Use a sharp paring knife (and a mitt or glove to handle) and cut slits along the side so it's easy to pull the meat out.
  • Remove to plates and serve with lemon wedges and melted butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts : ServingSize 1 pound, Calories 144 kcal, Protein 31.5 g, Fat 1 g, Sodium 1400 mg, Cholesterol 72 mg

GRILLED CRAB LEGS



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Make and share this Grilled Crab Legs recipe from Food.com.

Provided by Molly53

Categories     Crab

Time 16m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 2

3 -4 lbs king crab legs or 3 -4 lbs dungeness crab legs, cooked
2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps:

  • Heat grill.
  • Brush both sides of crab legs with oil and place on hot grill 5" to 6" from coals Heat for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once.
  • Remove to plates and serve with the dipping sauce of your choice.
  • Red cocktail sauce, garlic butter sauce, or a thinned down guacamole dip are very nice dipping sauces.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 389.9, Fat 12, SaturatedFat 1.4, Cholesterol 180.5, Sodium 3650.3, Protein 65.9

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Top Asked Questions

How to cook crab legs on the grill?
How to Grill Crab Legs 1 Spritz the legs with olive oil spray and place on a grill heated to medium-high. 2 Cover and cook for about seven minutes on each side until heated through. 3 While wearing a glove, use a sharp paring knife to cut slits along the side to pull out the meat easily.
How long to cook crab legs in the oven?
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place crab legs on a baking sheet and brush with OLIVE OIL. Set garlic butter skillet on the same baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until crab leg meat is warmed through. Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH (about 400°F).
Are Alaskan king crab legs good for dinner?
Now, while Alaskan king crab legs are on the more expensive side when it comes to a dinner option, it's a great option for special occasions and celebrations or as a splurge every now and then. Just like really amazing steak or other premium cuts of meat.
What is a good substitute for king crab legs for grilling?
I prefer to cook king crab legs, but you can substitute with Dungeness crab legs or snow crab legs as well. If you are using snow crab legs, you can follow the same time and temperature guidelines written in the recipe below, but toss the entire crab leg clusters in the seasoned butter before grilling instead of splitting the smaller legs.

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