The World's Greatest Crab Recipe


These grilled crab legs are so good. When it comes to crab, you have three options: you can go to the expensive seafood place for overpriced, bland crab; you can overcook it yourself at home, or you can follow this recipe and have crab so good you will never eat it any other way!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup minced garlic

  • 4 pounds Snow Crab clusters, thawed if necessary


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Whisk butter, olive oil, and garlic together in a bowl until well combined; generously brush onto crab.

  3. Cook crab on the preheated grill, turning once, until the shell just begins to brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of garlic butter mixture. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

957 Calories
73g Fat
6g Carbs
69g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 957
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 73g 93%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 395mg 132%
Sodium 1293mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 69g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 391mg 30%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1165mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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