If you use a pressure cooker/steamer to steam your Alaska King Crab Legs, do not thaw them at all, but steam them frozen covering with a damp towel. If you use conventional steamer, cover tightly it, and steam the King Crab Legs from frozen.
When you are cooking them, you can usually tell when they are done based on whether the smell of the crab meat is noticeable. Another way is to remove a crab leg with cooking tongs and try to touch it. If it’s hot, then it’s done!
Steaming King Crab Legs is the best way to warm them before serving. This is because steaming will keep the moisture in the King Crab Legs, so you do not need to worry about them drying up.
How To Steam King Crab Legs:
- Take a large saucepan with water, and bring it to a boil.
- Place the Alaska King Crab legs in a vegetable steamer or colander over the pan
- Let the legs steam for 4-5 minutes.