try this: snow crab legs

These are my absolute favorite, but I've never tired to make them myself. When they were on sale for only $4.88 a pound this weekend, I had to give them a try! They were very intimidating, but they ended up being super easy and they tasted amazing! I like mine plain, with no butter or seasoning, but doctor them up to your hearts desire! Great for a fancy night in!

688504_alaskan_snow_crab Snow Crab Legs

2 pounds snow crab legs
4 cloves garlic, peeled
Dash of Old Bay Seasoning, if desired.
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
1 stick butter, melted

Get out your very biggest pot and boil a bunch of water in it. When at a rolling boil, throw in the garlic cloves and if using, the Old Bay Seasoning. Put in half the crab legs (if they fit), put the lid on and boil:
if frozen: 15-20 minutes
thawed: 5-10 minutes

Drain and serve with lemon & butter! YUM!

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Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Kellyn says:

    Oh Holy Hannah I LOVE crab legs. LOVE THEM!! We have one place that we go to twice a year that I only get crab legs. There was a buffet at the resort we were at this past weekend and they had crab legs. Hubby said no, but promised he would make me some. So good.

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    busygirl says:

    we boil ours in beer with old bay seasoning, AMAZING!!!