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.

ebrinx
prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat grill for medium heat.

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  • 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

646.26 calories; 60.22 g protein; 4.95 g carbohydrates; 42.97 g fat; 353.1 mg cholesterol; 1595.36 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Drdialtone
09/09/2018
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.

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Soup Loving Nicole
02/16/2016
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 frozen so basically you are just heating them up. Unfortunately most all of the flavor you add during the heating up process gets kind of lost. I used snow crab instead because that was what was available at my store and on sale. I really liked the concept of sticking them in foil to heat up over sticking them in boiling water and this is most likely how I will do it from now on.
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Soup Loving Nicole
02/16/2016
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 frozen so basically you are just heating them up. Unfortunately most all of the flavor you add during the heating up process gets kind of lost. I used snow crab instead because that was what was available at my store and on sale. I really liked the concept of sticking them in foil to heat up over sticking them in boiling water and this is most likely how I will do it from now on.
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Drdialtone
09/09/2018
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.
john
06/25/2018
simple easy recipe to follow. didn't change a thing.
Sara Akers
08/20/2017
Great recipe. Very easy to follow and make. Turned out delicious.