Garlic Butter Crab Legs

    20 minutes

    If you can find whole large crab legs, this is a great way to prepare them that is more exciting that just steaming or boiling. This would be great with prawns as well.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 500g crab legs, thawed if necessary
    • 65g butter
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Cut a slit, lengthways, into the shell of each piece of crab.
    2. Melt the butter in a large frypan over medium heat; cook the garlic in the butter until translucent; stir in the parsley, salt and pepper. Continue to heat mixture until bubbling. Add the crab legs; toss to coat; allow to simmer in the butter mixture until completely heated, 5 to 6 minutes.

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    I have been saerching for garlic crabs for the longest time. my sister told me to try all recipes and i'm glad i did. It was an easy and tasty process. 2 thumbs up lol  -  20 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My favorite recipe ever! Split the shells before you throw the crab legs in. Once done remove the legs and pour the butter sauce into a dish for dipping....mmmmm good.  -  17 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I only really wanted a sauce recipe, and this delivered. Instead of crab legs, I was making pasta, so I doubled the recipes and added about 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour to thicken it. It was delicious!  -  28 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)