Why pay restaurant prices when these Easy Steamed Snow Crab Legs are ridiculously simple and ready in about 30 minutes.
3–4 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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