Boiled Crab Legs

Don't be intimidated by the idea of cooking king crab legs. Follow these simple instructions for a fun-to-eat dinner that's ready in just 15 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons seafood seasoning
1
tablespoon salt
4
lb frozen king crab legs, thawed
Melted butter, if desired

  • 1 Fill large stockpot or Dutch oven half full with water; add seafood seasoning and salt. Heat to boiling.
  • 2 Add crab legs. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until heated. Remove with tongs to serving platter. Serve warm with melted butter.

Expert Tips

Plan on serving 1 lb of crab legs per person. If you’re serving a larger group, this recipe is easy to double or even triple, but don’t crowd the stockpot; cook the crab legs in batches.

Frozen crab legs are typically precooked, so you’re simply reheating them in the boiling water. Be careful not to overcook them, as they will lose their delicate flavor.

Add some finely chopped garlic to the melted butter for extra flavor.