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Sweet king crab legs are enhanced with simple and fresh flavors to create a gourmet meal in a flash. Great served with a baked potato and some grilled corn on the cob.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
3.5 pounds


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill for medium heat.

  • Lay 4 sheets of aluminum foil on a work surface; place 1 crab leg on each sheet. Squeeze 1 lemon quarter on each crab leg; place squeezed lemon quarter next to each crab leg. Cut 1/4 cup butter into small cubes; dot crab legs. Sprinkle parsley and chopped garlic on each crab leg. Season each crab leg with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • Cover each crab leg with remaining sheets of aluminum foil; roll top and bottom edges together to create sealed packets.

  • Cook packets on preheated grill until crab legs are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 20 minutes.

  • Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over low heat; serve with crab.

Cook's Notes:

Crab legs can be with or without claws.

There is no need to turn crab leg packets while cooking, but it is important to make sure you don't overcook them.

Nutrition Facts

646 calories; protein 60.2g; carbohydrates 4.9g; fat 43g; cholesterol 353.1mg; sodium 1595.4mg. Full Nutrition