Smoky Butter Basted Crab Legs
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Smoky Butter Basted Crab Legs
Course Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
People
Course Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
People
Instructions
  1. Rinse crab legs in cool water and pat dry. Using kitchen scissors, carefully cut along length of crab leg as far as possible. Allow to dry for a few minutes while preparing butter mixture.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic, smoked paprika, white wine, lemon juice and parsley to pot and simmer while stirring 1 minute and remove from heat.
  4. Arrange crab legs in a single layer and drizzle with 3/4 of butter mixture and cook crab 22 minutes.
  5. Baste crab twice during cooking with remaining butter mixture.
  6. Remove crab from oven.
  7. Carefully pour juices and butter mixture in dipping bowls and serve with warm crab.
  8. Chef's Tip: Crab cook time is dependent on what type is used, see cook times for other crab below. dungeness crab cluster: 18 minutes snow crab cluster: 15 minutes Jonah Crab: 12 minutes
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