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Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars
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"I ended up getting some snow crab legs on sale at the market. I wanted something a little different from plain steamed, boiled, or grilled crab legs, so I ended up throwing a few things together to make this awesome crab leg dish. Enjoy! This would be great with shrimp as well."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 452
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Cut a slit, length-wise, into the shell of each piece of crab.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the garlic in the butter until translucent; stir in the parsley, salt, and pepper. Continue to heat mixture until bubbling. Add the crab legs; toss to coat; allow to simmer in the butter mixture until completely heated, 5 to 6 minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 452 calories; 34.3 1 34.2 228 874 Full nutrition

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I have been saerching for garlic crabs for the longest time. my sister told me to try all recipes and i'm glad i did. It was an easy and tasty process. 2 thumbs up lol

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Although it was an easy and tasty way to cook crab legs, the mess was incredible! Imagine trying to pull apart crab legs that are covered in butter! Why didn't I think of that before serving t...

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I have been saerching for garlic crabs for the longest time. my sister told me to try all recipes and i'm glad i did. It was an easy and tasty process. 2 thumbs up lol

My favorite recipe ever! Split the shells before you throw the crab legs in. Once done remove the legs and pour the butter sauce into a dish for dipping....mmmmm good.

I only really wanted a sauce recipe, and this delivered. Instead of crab legs, I was making pasta, so I doubled the recipes and added about 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour to thicken it. It was del...

Recipe author here - just a note that you can use any crab for this recipe, not just snow crab. It's also great with shrimp, scallops and even muscles (pre-steam muscles, and toss this sauce wi...

We had these on Christmas Eve! Easy and just made the house smell wonderful! Thank-you for the recipe...will definitely make these again! I did add Old Bay seasoning...for us it's not crab witho...

Although it was an easy and tasty way to cook crab legs, the mess was incredible! Imagine trying to pull apart crab legs that are covered in butter! Why didn't I think of that before serving t...

Recipe stands out but I did add this time cayenne and old bay!

I loved it!!!!! I made this for my husband on Valentine's Day. And he couldn't stop raving about how flavorful and moist the crab legs were. The only change i did was adding some old bay. This w...

Great! My husband and I loved this and can't wait to try it again.