Crab Legs In Butter Sauce

How to make Crab Legs In Butter Sauce.

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 2 lb (900g) king crab legs
  • 8 tablespoons (112g) unsalted butter, melted 
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons garlic)
  • 4 teaspoons (16g) Creole seasoning 
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (6g) chopped chives or parsley
  • lemon wedges to serve


  1. Thaw crabs legs in the refrigerator overnight or for faster results place crabs under cold running water for a few minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. When ready to cook, cut the crab legs into half so the flesh of the crab is visible.
  4. Skip the knife and use kitchen shears or scissors to do so.
  5. Place crab legs in an oven-safe pan or on a baking sheet.
  6. Add butter, garlic and Creole seasoning in a small bowl.
  7. Microwave for about a minute.
  8. Remove and add lemon juice.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Brush crab with butter mixture all over the crab legs – reserve any excess for serving.
  11. Place the crab legs in the pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated through.
  12. Sprinkle with parsley or chives.
  13. Serve with the remaining sauce and/or lemon wedges for squeezing over the crab meat.
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