I don’t know about you but I love crab legs. They taste so good, dipped in butter. So delicious. The only problem is that they are messy so when I’m in a restaurant, I don’t order them. I love Joe’s Crab Shack but something about the waiter putting a bib on me is not okay. So crab legs are an “at home meal” only and because we have 3 young children who constantly need things during meal time, it’s a rare event. But the crab legs were on sale the other day and I couldn’t resist.
My favorite way to cook them is to steam them. It’s really easy, just put a little bit of water in the bottle of a shallow pan and coat your legs with (a lot) of Old Bay. I also enjoy a low country boil but since it’s Lent, no sausage allowed so we decided to steam them.
You don’t even have to defrost them all the way since the steam will heat them up. Do crab legs come cooked? I have no idea. Anyway, make sure to put a lot of seasoning on the white part. The more seasoned it is, the better it’ll taste. Once I’ve poured seasoning on the white part, I pour it everywhere. All over the legs, in the water, who cares! Once the water gets hot, it’ll be Old Bay seasoned and make your crab taste delicious. To serve it, melt some butter and get to cracking!
Perfectly Steamed Crab Legs
- 2 lbs of crab legs
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Butter for serving
- Liberally sprinkle Old Bay all over your crab legs
- Place in a shallow pan with 1/4 in of water on the bottom
- Put a lid on and steam for 15-20 minutes; until the crab legs are hot to the touch
- Serve with melted butter. Make sure you have enough napkins close by and enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to eat crab?