Crab Legs With Tequila-Citrus Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delicious with crab or shrimp.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter
  • 12 cup fresh lime juice
  • 14 cup 100% agave tequila
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 12 cooked alaska king crab legs, shells cut lengthwise with kitchen shears just to crack open
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  1. Melt butter with lime juice in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Let simmer 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add tequila. Return pan to medium-low heat and whisk until butter is beginning to simmer; keep warm.
  2. Bring 3 quarts water and Old Bay seasoning to boil in heavy large roasting pan set over 2 burners. Add crab legs and cover tightly with foil; cook just until heated through, turning crab once, about 4 minutes total.
  3. Divide crab legs among 6 plates. Divide warm tequila-citrus butter among 6 ramekins. Serve crab with tequila-citrus butter and garnish with lime wedges.
Most Helpful

Very nice and easy way to add a touch of flavor to crab legs. Nice flavor but not so much that it overwhelms the great flavor of the crab. Thanks!

pattikay in L.A. January 19, 2007