Recipes for King Crab Legs:

There are plenty of different ways you can prepare Alaska King Crab Legs, whether you are broiling, steaming, microwaving, baking, grilling or serving them cold.

Melted butter is the most common ingredient to add to Alaska King Crab Legs. Other options include Old Bay Sauce, Garlic Powder, Hollandaise Sauce, Lemon Wedges and Mustard. Of course, your options depend on your particular taste, and there are infinite recipes to prepare Alaska King Crab Legs.

1. Grilled King Crab Legs


  • 2 pounds of Alaska King Crab Legs
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of parsley, snipped
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 1/4 cup of dry wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Take a bowl and mix the butter, lemon juice, parsley, dry wine, salt and mustard.
  2. Once thoroughly mixed, take a brush, and brush the flavoring over the crab meat.
  3. Then place the crab meat on the grill, over medium-heated coals. The grill surface should be around 4 inches away from coals.
  4. While the crab legs are grilling, continue to brush the crab meat with the mixture.
  5. Continue to cook for 5-6 minutes, or until heated thoroughly.

This makes six servings. Be careful not to let them grill too long, as the meat will lose its texture!

2. Seasoned Steamed King Crab Legs


  • Alaska King Crab Legs
  • 1 Quart of Water
  • 2 Tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 oz of Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder


  1. Take a large pot, and pour the quart of water in it. Set to the water to boil.
  2. Place a steaming tray or colander above the pot with the crab legs on top of it.
  3. Let steam for 4-7 minutes, or until your kitchen is thoroughly filled with the cooked crab aroma (that’s the best way to tell when they are done).
  4. Combine the melted butter with the garlic powder. When you serve the meal, you can dip the Alaska King Crab Legs in the melted butter sauce.

Make sure to serve with lots of napkins!

King Crab Legs Sauces:

Different people like different sauces, and a wide range of sauces can work with Alaska King Crab legs. Simple spices and butter always work. Some people like to eat King Crab Legs with Thai or other Oriental spicy hot sauces. King Crab Leg white, tender and show white meat has a sweet, succulent  taste that can be enhanced in countless ways.

King Crab Leg Sides:

There are infinite sides to serve with Alaska King Crab Legs. One is potatoes, which are great mashed or baked. They compliment all sorts of seafood. Corn on the cob is another tasty one, or mixed corn kernels with chopped red onions, kidney beans, chopped jalapenos and seasonings. Fresh vegetables arranged in a crudite plate can never go wrong. Some great things to include are broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. A simple salad with chopped greens is tasty and healthy too.

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