Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning

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

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.

Ingredients:

  • 2lb of frozen snow crab legs
  • 3 tablespoons of old bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • 10-15 whole black peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to fill the pot

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:
    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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8 Responses to “Boiled Snow Crab Legs with Old Bay Seasoning”

  1. mona says:

    please if yiu have daily updates, I would like to get them

  2. Kris says:

    I recently purchased some crab legs on sale, but I’ve never prepared them. I found your recipe through a Google search and your outline and photos explain how easy it is. Could you clarify if you are placing frozen crab legs into the pot, or have you thawed them first?

  3. ROBERT says:

    my store did not carry whole black peppercorns so i bought a bottle in the seasoning aile….how much is equal to 12 peppercorns?

  4. Sarah says:

    Julie, what Robert was asking you in that post from September, he said, aile – it was a typo for aisle. You know, the seasoning aisle!

    While you do not have to thaw crab legs, I wouldn’t cook them with big chunks of ice. I rinse them off first to remove the ice, if they have any.

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