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Easy Steamed Snow Crab Legs steamed with parsley, lemon, shallots, and Old Bay Seasoning.



Why pay restaurant prices when these Easy Steamed Snow Crab Legs are ridiculously simple and ready in about 30 minutes.



34 cups plain water

2 lemons, cut into quarters

Bunch of fresh parsley

1 large shallot or garlic bulb, ¼-inch of the top cut off

1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning

2 pounds (about 4 clusters) snow crab legs


In a large stockpot, pour in the water.  Place the lemons, parsley, shallot, and Old Bay Seasoning. Cover the pot and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil.  Allow to boil for about 5 minutes.  

Uncover the pot and carefully place a wire rack or basket over the aromatics in the pot.

Place the crab legs into the steamer basket.

Cover and bring the pot back up to a boil.  Steam the crab for about 5 – 10 minutes until the crab legs are very hot.

Use tongs to remove the legs to a platter.

Serve with melted butter.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Steam
  • Cuisine: American

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