Feast of the Seven Fishes: King Crab Legs with Drawn Butter (Day Four)
The easiest way to make King Crab Legs is to microwave them - at least according to Food Network's Alton Brown. After trying his method I agree nothing is easier! Serve with hot drawn butter and lemon wedges.
Prep Time 1minute
Cook Time 2minutes
Total Time 3minutes
Author Homemade Italian Cooking with Cara
6Alaskan king crab legsthawed
1stick buttermelted - divided in two warmers or small bowls
1lemoncut in quarters
Cut claws at joints to fit into your microwave. Wrap claws in damp paper towels and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
Place wrapped claws in the microwave 1 package at a time and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove and carefully unwrap, they’ll be steamy so be careful of the full-facial steam.
Serve and enjoy with hot melted butter, lemon wedges and plenty of napkins.
**tip: Since the legs have been steamed and thus the shells are softened, I use kitchen shears to open the crab legs rather than a crab cracker before serving.