Marinated Crab Legs


Marinated crab legs are steamed over beer and onion. They taste great, even to those who claim they don't like crab. I like to dip them in melted butter!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 pounds Alaskan king crab legs

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer (such as Newcastle Brown Ale)

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic


  1. Combine crab legs, parsley, lemon juice, and oil in a large bowl. Stir until crab legs are coated. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Bring beer, onion, water, and garlic to a rapid boil in a large pot. Place crab legs in a steamer basket and insert into the pot. Discard marinade. Cover and steam until crab is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of steaming mixture and marinade. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1913mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 665mg 14%

* 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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