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Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning

January 19th, 2013 in Fish, Main Dishes by
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Total cooking time: 15min
Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe

If you saw frozen snow crab legs in store and wanted to try them, but wasn’t sure how to cook them – this recipe is for you.

It is easy and fast idea for lunch or dinner, assuming the crab legs are sold pre-cooked (have somewhat orange-red color) and only need to be warmed up and seasoned with some spaces to taste.

You can cook raw crab legs like this also, it may require a bit more time for cooking.

Pairs well with warm Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients: I used snow crab frozen clusters for this recipe, but any other kind of crab can be cooked like this, king crab may need to be cooked a bit longer:
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 1
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 1
  2. Fill cooking pot big enough to fit crab legs with water, bring to boil and add salt to taste:
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 2
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 2
  3. Add bay leaves, whole black peppercorns, old bay seasoning and garlic powder, adjust heat for light simmering and let it all cook for 2-3 mins together:
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 3
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 3
  4. Put clusters of crab legs in and let them simmer for about 8 mins:
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 4
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 4
  5. Remove crab legs from water, shake them a little to remove water they were cooking in and serve while hot with some lemon garlic butter sauce for dipping:
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 5
    Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning Recipe: Step 5
Enjoy!

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Mitch Frank
1 month 2 days ago

I’ll give this a try this evening. It looks like a solid recipe. Thank you!

1 month 17 days ago

The title capstan says “boiled” yet the cooking process is in water not steam, why? Wouldn’t the old bay mixture be on the crab legs in the steamer part of the pot? Please clarify?

Klint Rasmussen
9 months 12 days ago

Loved it great recipe winner winner crab leg dinner thank you for being strate forward

Becky Petron
10 months 16 days ago

Great step by step to follow. We bought some cluster snow crab today, as my son wanted to try, all I knew, well I think you boil them, lol.. Great recipe!!! Thank you!!!!

Anita
1 year 3 months ago

Excellent recipe! I followed the recipe to a tee and these came out perfect! Thank you for sharing.

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