How to make crab legs?
When talking about King crab legs, we quite often get the question of how to prepare them correctly?
Such a question arises for those who are planning to taste this unique delicacy for the first time, those who have already tasted it or even those who have already made it, but without success (the crab legs turned out to be dry, fried or overcooked).
In fact, preparing crab legs does not require much experience in the kitchen, as it is enough to boil them in water or bake them in the oven.
It takes about 12 minutes to cook thawed crab legs.
If you want a more interesting presentation, we share a recipe for cooking them in the oven:
Garlic crab in the oven (for 2 people)
For the recipe you will need:
- Frozen Kamchatka crab legs (about 1kg)
- Garlic cloves - 4 pcs
- GHI butter or 4 tablespoons olive oil
- Dill and/or parsley
Defrost the crab legs at room temperature - it takes about 1 hour. While the crab legs are "warming up" in the room, prepare the mass of GHI butter and chopped herbs, which will later be used to coat the crab legs. Dry the cooled legs, spread them with butter and herbs, and place them nicely on a baking sheet and put them in the oven. We suggest baking the crab legs at a temperature of 180°C, in the convection (wind) mode for about 16-18 minutes.
Red crab - cooked crab.
Baked crab legs coated in butter and herbs
Grilling crab legs
Also, if you like to cook on fire, we share simple instructions on how to properly cook crab meat without burning it.
Successful preparation requires a grill with a closed lid, such as the Kamado Bono, which must be heated to a temperature of 200 °C.
Grill the crab legs on direct heat for 3 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other.
Grilled crab legs
Kamchatka crab meat itself is very rich in flavors, but we offer the following simple sauces for seasoning:
- Extra virgin olive oil with freshly pressed garlic
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice with chopped dill
- Freshly squeezed lime juice with hot pepper and chopped coriander
- A sauce of sweet mango, olive oil and hot peppers, which can be made by mixing all the ingredients in a blender.
Example of serving with sauces and snacks
We wish you delicious experiences and discoveries!