Garlic Crab Legs

Garlic Crab Legs

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"Garlicky crab legs with corn on the cob."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 533 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 36.6 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 39 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 2043 mg
  • 82%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a very large stock pot, bring a large amount of water to boil. Place crab legs and corn in the pot of boiling water. Boil until the corn is tender, and the crab legs are opaque and flaky. The crab may finish cooking before the corn, check the corn and crab every 5 minutes to see if they are finished cooking. When finished cooking, drain well. Cut a slit into each of the crab leg shells to make it easier for your guests to get to the meat.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter or margarine, garlic, red pepper, and Old Bay (TM) seasoning. Stir in the crab and corn, and saute them for 5 to 10 minutes.

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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 b...

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...

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 bo...

EXCELLENT!

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 th...

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...

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 p...

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 b...

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!

I also seperated the corn...didn't want to taste the crab while eating that. Other than that I followed the recipe. Delicious. Thanks for the post, definately a keeper.