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Grilled King Crab Legs

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings 646
Original recipe yields 4 servings (3.5 pounds)


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  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover each crab leg with remaining sheets of aluminum foil; roll top and bottom edges together to create sealed packets.
  4. Cook packets on preheated grill until crab legs are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, about 20 minutes.
  5. Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over low heat; serve with crab.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 646 calories; 43 4.9 60.2 353 1595 Full nutrition

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This is the first time I have ever fixed crab on the grill before and I liked this method. The one thing I will say is that the stuff you buy in the supermarkets has already been cooked and then...

I have cooked this several times now and it's fantastic! Very easy to prep and cook, virtually effortless. The King crab legs have always come out perfect.

simple, easy recipe to follow. didn't change a thing.

Great recipe. Very easy to follow and make. Turned out delicious.