Steamed Lemon Grass Crab Legs Recipe -
Steamed Lemon Grass Crab Legs Recipe
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Steamed Lemon Grass Crab Legs

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"Tasty steamed crab legs with Asian kick! Serve with fresh spinach salad or favorite side. Use drawn butter for dipping, or try lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar for tangy sauce. Enjoy! "

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the crushed garlic, ginger, and lemon grass; cook and stir until brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the fish sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper until blended. Add crab legs, cover, and cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until heated through, about 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 11, 2010

AWESOME! My chef brother-in-law and I have a friendly cooking competition, and I'm definitely winning after serving this last night!! I prepared this as written it's simple and fabulous tasting!! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 20, 2015

The fish sauce was so overpowering, I couldn't taste the garlic, lemon grass or ginger.


12 Ratings

May 25, 2009

I was new to crab legs, so a bit hessitant. These were very easy and YUMMY! I like the dip in just melted butter... melt in your mouth! The only hard part is getting the crab leg out of the shell- but that happens anyway you cook them. Be patient, have lots of napkins and enjoy :)

Sep 17, 2009

Absolutely YUMMY!!! These remind me of the crab legs at a local chinese food buffet - but MUCH more delicious!

Feb 11, 2011

This was very yummy! Ive never made crab legs before and this was very easy to make very good. If the legs werent so expensive I would make this all the time! It was worth it.

Nov 27, 2012

These were not only the best crab legs I've ever made, but they were the best crab legs I've ever had anywhere! My girlfriend agreed. Absolutely amazing. I made them with 7 clusters of snow crab legs, and about halfway through cooking I added about 1/4 cup of water to help them steam better. Unbelievable flavor!

Dec 13, 2012

Our family has had a tradition of having crab for our New Years Eve dinner. I've been looking for a proper recipe for o long time. I tried this one last year and this is the one that I will use from now on. Easy and very flavorful!


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  • Calories
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 241 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 89.1 g
  • 178%
  • Sodium
  • 6018 mg
  • 241%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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