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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones Paula Jones
April 2, 2012

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
15
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
1580mg
66%
Potassium
560mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
39g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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