Tasty steamed crab legs with Asian kick! Serve with fresh spinach salad or favorite side. Use drawn butter for dipping, or try lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar for tangy sauce. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the crushed garlic, ginger, and lemon grass; cook and stir until brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fish sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper until blended. Add crab legs, cover, and cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until heated through, about 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

586 calories; protein 89.1g; carbohydrates 5.3g; fat 20.7g; cholesterol 240.6mg; sodium 6017.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
AWESOME! My chef brother-in-law and I have a friendly cooking competition and I'm definitely winning after serving this last night!! I prepared this as written it's simple and fabulous tasting!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2016
I didn't add any salt and yet it was still a bit too salty. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
AWESOME! My chef brother-in-law and I have a friendly cooking competition and I'm definitely winning after serving this last night!! I prepared this as written it's simple and fabulous tasting!! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
I was new to crab legs so a bit hessitant. These were very easy and YUMMY! I like the dip in just melted butter... melt in your mouth! The only hard part is getting the crab leg out of the shell- but that happens anyway you cook them. Be patient have lots of napkins and enjoy:) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2009
Absolutely YUMMY!!! These remind me of the crab legs at a local chinese food buffet - but MUCH more delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
This was very yummy! Ive never made crab legs before and this was very easy to make very good. If the legs werent so expensive I would make this all the time! It was worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2012
These were not only the best crab legs I've ever made but they were the best crab legs I've ever had anywhere! My girlfriend agreed. Absolutely amazing. I made them with 7 clusters of snow crab legs and about halfway through cooking I added about 1/4 cup of water to help them steam better. Unbelievable flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2012
Our family has had a tradition of having crab for our New Years Eve dinner. I've been looking for a proper recipe for o long time. I tried this one last year and this is the one that I will use from now on. Easy and very flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2016
I didn't add any salt and yet it was still a bit too salty. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2015
The fish sauce was so overpowering I couldn't taste the garlic lemon grass or ginger. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2020
Finally a recipe that doesn't recommend cooking the crab, per se. Just heat it through. It's already cooked, just frozen for storage. Read More
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