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Steamed Crablegs

July 4, 2011

Steaming crablegs at home is really, really easy. I actually don't like making them, that's why I made Paul learn! I'm weird with seafood. I'm afraid it's never cooked enough and by that point whatever I'm trying to make tastes like rubber. But seriously, it's a heck of a lot cheaper to make your own steamed crableg dinner at home.

What you need:
2-4 lbs frozen crablegs
large 12-15 qt stockpot with lid

Fill the stockpot with 1 in. to 1.5 in. of water. Turn on high heat with lid on and bring water to a full boil (you should see a cloud of steam when you lift the lid). Place 2 clusters of frozen crablegs in stock pot and put lid back on. Steam for 7-8 minutes. Serve with melted butter.

Some people have special recipes to steam them using garlic, old bay seasoning, etc. We've even been to a expensive restaurant in Cape May, NJ that does that. But we feel, really, what's the point? All the seasonings do is coat the crablegs, not the meat. Worse it gets all over your fingers and makes it harder to get to all the crableggy goodness inside. Meh, we like our crablegs simple.

Ohh man they look good.

3 comments on "Steamed Crablegs"
  1. I love crab legs but I have never tried making them myself! I am going to have to give it a try! (Where did you get your crab legs? Are they pretty easy to find?)

  2. Yep, they carry frozen crablegs in the supermarkets around here. It's a pretty good deal if I can get them for around $5.99 per pound. Hope that helps, thanks for visiting!

  3. Good to know they're easy... buy yeah, I'm with you on that... The Chef would definitely have to make them since I'm not too fond of handling any raw meat!

    Thanks for linking at Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday last week... hope you will link up again this week (closes tomorrow night) and look forward to featuring you as FF in the future! :)

    ~The Lucky Wife (via The Chef)