Recipe by Robyn Pravitz
"Garlicky crab legs with corn on the cob."
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3 1/2 pounds
Alaskan king crab legs with shell
1 1/2 cups
crushed red pepper flakes
Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste
The first time I made this, I was confused about sauteeing the legs in the butter because I thought that it would be too messy to break them open...I was right. The flavor is nice, but it was a pain. I will continue to make it this way, but unshell the meat before the sautee. The corn came out sooo tasty as well. My hub, 5 year old AND picky teens even enjoyed this, corn and all...and that says a lot!! Thanks Robyn for the recipe.
Interesting to try for something different but Hubs and I agree on a couple of points -first, it is much easier to either steam the crab legs or, the way we generally do crab legs as suggested by our fish market, lay them on a cookie sheet and simply heat them in the oven at around 400* until heated through, several minutes if frozen. Also, we both agree we're glad we made only a small portion of the butter seasoned with the red pepper and Old Bay - it was ok, but nothing beats good ol' traditional drawn butter.
Awesome recipie! The sauce really gives the crab an incredible flavor. I was skeptical of saute-ing hard shelled crab legs in a sauce, but they really did pick up all the flavor. I think I'll boil my corn separately next time. Seafood flavored corn just wasn't my thing.
Now I know how Joe's Crab Shack seasons their crab legs! I did saute the legs in the shell but I did not add the corn & I think it needs a lot more Old Bay than called for. I love the idea of the shells being cut open prior to serving...much easier to eat. Next time I will make up extra sauce to use for dipping. I also want to try it w/ some BBQ seasoning & see if I can't duplicate Joe's BBQ crab legs.
This was sooo good. I didn't use corn..just wanted the crab legs. Also I added more Old Bay as 1 teaspoon just doesn't give it enough of that flavor that most of us seafood lover's enjoy. Thanks for sharing this recipe,my family and I really enjoyed it. Made my daughter's 16th birthday dinner a hit!
I love the butter sauce with this. Instead of tossing the crab legs in the sauce, I put it into dishes to dip the crab into. I didn't have any Bay Seasoning and just the butter, garlic and red pepper flakes were great.
YUMMY! I nuked two crab legs in a big Ziploc bag instead of boiling them and made the garlic-butter sauce (without the corn) for dipping. It was fantastic!! Thanks, Robyn!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Garlic Crab Legs
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 329
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