How to Cook Snow Crab Legs


Snow crab legs are absolutely delicious. They are a favorite whenever they are served. These seafood delights are incredibly easy to cook and they can turn an ordinary meal into a nice occasion. The items you will need for this recipe are not difficult to attain and are very simple. Snow crab legs are the best little finger food. Here is a recipe for snow crab legs. Here is the recipe for snow crab legs. Read on.

Items You Will Need:

  • Garlic
  • Snow Crab Legs
  • Butter
  • Pot woth Top (Large)
  • Bowl (Microwave Safe)
  • Salt (Sea or Table Salt)

Step 1

You will need a large stock pot. Add twenty-two inches of water to the stock pot. Put in a few inches of sea or table salt. You can substitute sea salt with table salt. Warm the water over medium heat until it starts to come boil.

Step 2

Put the crab legs in the water when it is at a hard boil. Put the lid on top of the pot. If some of the crab legs stop the top from fitting correctly, secure the steam inside the pot by using aluminum foil. Seal the pot of and don’t let the steam escape.

Step 3

Let the crab legs boil for ten minutes after the water comes back to a full boil. If there is any ice on the surface of the snow crabs, allow them to boil cook for several minutes more. This will verify if the crab is completely cooked.

Step 4

Drain the water off the crab legs. Allow the seafood to cool down for several minutes. Use caution when the seafood is fresh out of the pot. It will be hot.

Step 5

Now, add a little seasoning to the crabs.  Create a sauce. Put a whole garlic clove and butter inside the bowl that is microwave safe. The microwave will melt the butter and the garlic will flavor the butter. You can also add lemon juice, pepper, salt and other spices if you want to try out new flavors. You can experiment and come up with new sauces to impress family and friends. Create a unique sauce according to the occasion on your personal tastes.

Step 6

When eating, use a nut cracker to breech the shell around the claw of the crab legs. These tools help open various parts of the seafood. This will assist all the people in getting access to the sweet meat of the crab legs. Serve the steamed crab legs with a container of butter or the special sauce you created in the previous step. Serve the seafood when they are hot. Enjoy this treat.

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About the Author: Leona Kesler is a head-chef at a very popular food restaurant in New York. Also she is a blogger who shares her experiences, tips, and other informative details about food and cooking. Her recipes are featured on many magazines.

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