Alaskan king crab have a sweet and succulent flavor with moist, firm and rich meat. The claw and leg meat is somewhat firmer than the body meat. King crab is always pre-cooked and can be served either hot or cold. Popular preparation methods include broiling with butter, grilling, sautéing, and steaming. Crab meat is an excellent addition to soups, stews, salads and pastas.
Grilled King Crab Legs
- 3 packages (12 ounces each) precooked, frozen king crab legs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- melted butter
Thaw frozen crab legs. Combine butter, lemon juice and paprika. Baste crab meat with sauce. Place crab legs on a grill, flesh side down, about 4 inches from moderately hot coals. Heat for 5 minutes. Turn and baste with sauce. Heat 5 to 7 minutes longer. Serve with melted butter. Serves 6.
- The meat is meltingly tender and moist when prepared this way on the grill.