Making crab legs is easier than you think! Ready in only 5 minutes, these crab legs are the best way to treat yourself to a fancy meal at home!
Keyword: crab legs
Author: Julie Espy
2poundssnow crab legs(or preferred crab)
2tablespoonsOld Bay seasoningplus more for garnish
1lemoncut into wedges
Fill a large pot half full with water and bring to a boil. Add salt and Old Bay and return to boiling.
While the water comes to a boil, place butter in a small saucepan to melt over medium-low heat. Once the butter starts to foam, after about 1 minute, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes while the crab cooks. Use a spoon to remove the milk solids floating on top of the butter. Pour clarified butter into two small bowls.
Add crab legs to pot of boiling water and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes until fragrant.
Remove crab from the pot and serve immediately. I sprinkle a little more Old Bay over the crab and serve it with lemon wedges and melted butter.
If you're making more than 2 pounds of crab, you can work in batches and keep using the same water to boil the rest of your crab.