The World's Greatest Crab Recipe

The World's Greatest Crab Recipe

44 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    6 m
  • Ready In

    16 m
Dreamthief
Recipe by  Dreamthief

“When it comes to crab you have 3 options: you can go to the expensive seafood place for overpriced, soggy, and bland crab; you can ruin it yourself at home; or you can follow this recipe and have crab so good you will never eat it any other way.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 pounds

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Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. When hot, lightly oil grate.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, butter, and garlic; generously brush onto crab.
  3. Cook crab on preheated grill, turning once, until the shell begins to brown, about 6 minutes.

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Reviews (44)

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ellie may
104

ellie may

I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could. The Hubster went nuts over this recipe. He thinks everything should be grilled or smoked and this recipe proved that crablegs on the grill ROCK! I will never steam them again. When I read a 1/2 cup of minced garlic, I jumped up and down with glee...any recipe calling for a 1/2 cup of garlic, we are gonna make it for sure! The only thing I would add to this recipe is two ingredients and 1 step. PRECRACK the crablegs so the marinade can get in easier. (I actually broke the big joints and slid a scissors down the back without tearing the meat). Then I added LEMON JUICE and OLD BAY to the marinade...I can't help it, it's the way I'm made. This recipe would have been a 5 anyway, but my additions created mouth-magic! Thanks a ton, Dreamthief! PS...THE GRILL IS GONNA FLAME UP BIGTIME! Be careful, have a lid ready, and enough water to knock the flame back, you dont want to burn them! If you use King Crablegs, remember they are larger and will take longer on the grill. I cooked my snowcrab legs for 4 minutes on each side after knocking the flame back; they were heated thru. MAKE SURE THEY ARE COMPLETELY DEFROSTED!

KitKat
96

KitKat

I did these in the oven instead of on the grill and the flavor was fantastic! I cannot wait to fire up the grill to try them that way, too. I put them on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 for 4 minutes on each side, then under the broiler on high for 5 minutes. We ate them as soon as they came out--they didn't even make it to a plate! :)

Jillian
78

Jillian

Wow! This definitely is one of the "World's Greatest Crab Recipes"! If you love crab then you really have to give this recipe a try. I added some beer for good measure - there's no shortage of it in this house and when it comes to grilling just about everything tastes better with beer! I pre-cracked the crab legs and let the thawed legs marinate in this for about an hour before grilling. These don't take long so do watch carefully. Just baste away on the grill and before you know it your taste buds will be in heaven! All this needed was some drawn butter and of course a cold beer for my husband and a nice glass of wine for me - YUM! Thanks Dreamthief for an awesome recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 957 cal
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 72.7 g
  • 112%
  • Carbs
  • 5.8 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 68.9 g
  • 138%
  • Cholesterol
  • 395 mg
  • 132%
  • Sodium
  • 1293 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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