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Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

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Tamaralynn

I ended up getting some snow crab legs on sale at the market. I wanted something a little different from plain steamed, boiled, or grilled crab legs, so I ended up throwing a few things together to make this awesome crab leg dish. Enjoy! This would be great with shrimp as well.

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  • Calories:
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 34.3 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 34.2 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 228 mg
  • 76%
  • Sodium:
  • 874 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cut a slit, length-wise, into the shell of each piece of crab.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet 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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Reviews

Darinnia Bynam
226
9/20/2008

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

Tina Foley
184
1/24/2011

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.

Irenthel
158
3/3/2009

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!