Grilled Crab Legs

READY IN: 16mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Posted in response to a recipe request.

Top Review by Sushicue

We're done our crab legs like this for years and it truly is the easiest and tastiest way to cook them. Don't have to deal with pots of smelly water or your cooked crab swimming in a dinner plate of water, either. Works just the same if you broil them in your oven, too. Keep that oven door cracked open, though. Keeps the broiler element on. Thanks, Molly53!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs king crab legs or 3 -4 lbs dungeness crab legs, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat grill.
  2. Brush both sides of crab legs with oil and place on hot grill 5" to 6" from coals Heat for 4 to 5 minutes, turning once.
  3. Remove to plates and serve with the dipping sauce of your choice.
  4. Red cocktail sauce, garlic butter sauce, or a thinned down guacamole dip are very nice dipping sauces.

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