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Crab Legs!

March 5, 2014

Thinking of a dinner to cook up for Valentine’s Day we wanted to do something a little different. Jim crafted up the crab legs idea. Not thinking that my local corner grocery store would have a selection I went to Metropolitan Market (aka local yuppie grocery store my dad would hate). Turns out they didn’t have much of a selection, only (of course) Alaskan king crab legs. They were HUGE! (and expensive!) But, I bit the bullet and bought two legs. I made myself feel better about my purchase knowing we’d pay at least twice that for them in a restaurant.

Since Jim came up with the idea and I tracked them down I made him figure out how to cook them. Turns out they are pretty darn easy to cook, well, heat up at least. Apparently almost all king crab legs you buy from your local grocery store will be precooked by the commercial processor. Therefore, take caution not to heat them too long and risk drying them out. They were very good and totally worth the price. If I ever see them on sale I’ll pick them up again.

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 15 min
Yield: 2 small servings
Taste: Delish:)


1 tsp salt
2 king crab legs (~0.75 lbs with shell)
2 tbs butter, melted
Few drops of Tabasco sauce

1)   Bring a large pot half full of water to a boil.  Add salt.

2)  Once water begins to boil add crab legs and reduce heat to medium.

3)  Allow the crab legs to cook for 6 minutes.

4)  Remove crab legs from water and rinse.

5)  Mix melted butter and Tobasco sauce in a small side dish to use as a dipping sauce for the crab.



From → Appetizer, Main Dish

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