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Boiled Crab Legs

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You may have always passed by the display of frozen crab legs in your grocer's freezer section. Does that just seem like too much work? Don't be put off by their upscale reputation--boiling crab legs is quick and easy, allowing you to serve up a quick seafood dinner in just 15 quick minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: and Total Time: 15 min


Nutrition Facts

Yield: 4 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 170
Calories From Fat: 9
Total Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 210mg
Sodium: 1580mg
Total Carbohydrates: 0g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 39g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Fill large stockpot or Dutch oven half full with water; add seafood seasoning and salt. Heat to boiling.

Add crab legs. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until heated. Remove with tongs to serving platter. Serve warm with melted butter.

Expert Tips:
Don't crowd the stockpot; cook the crab legs in batches.

Frozen crab legs are often precooked, so you're just reheating them in the boiling water. If that's the case be careful not to overcook them, as the meat will toughen and lose its delicate flavor.

Plan on 1 pound of crab legs per person. If you're entertaining, this recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled.

Add some finely chopped garlic to the melted butter for additional flavor.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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