Baked Alaska King Crab Legs

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Baked Alaska King Crab Legs

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Alaskan king crab legs

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Recipe Data

4
Servings
20min
Prep
30min
Total

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Description

Not sure how to make crab legs? Try this no-fail method in the oven.

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Ingredients
Serves 4
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2 lbs.King crab legs
1 to 2 tbsp water
Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted, optional
Lemon wedges, optional

Things To Grab

  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place crab legs on a rimmed baking sheet and water.

  3. Cover baking sheet with foil and crimp the sides to create a tight seal.

  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until heated through (145 degrees).

  5. Transfer to a platter and serve with melted butter for dipping and fresh lemon wedges.

  6. To eat, break the crab legs at the joints. Often, a crab leg will open up at the joint, allowing for easy removal of the meat.

  7. Turn the leg over to the smooth side and use kitchen shears to cut directly down the crab leg and simply open and remove the meat.

  8. After removing the meat from the long shafts of the shell, use your fork to pry the meat out of the main joint at the opposite end from the claw.

Nutrition facts

Servings

190 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 1900mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Protein: 41g

Daily Values

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Vitamin A 2%
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Vitamin C 25%
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Iron 8%
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Calcium 10%

Recipe Source:

KCCI-TV recipe, Feburary 12, 2016.