Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

Posted in response to a recipe request.

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.
Most Helpful

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!!

5 5

Very good, I recommend using olive oil and old bay's dry rub...delish!!!

5 5

Thanks for posting such a great recipe for Crab Legs. We use Old Bay Seasoning and some Cajun seasonings on the outside of the legs. This flavors the crab meat wonderfully without overpowering the meat. My family uses individual pairs of scissors to cut some of the leg portions open. It makes eating them less messy. Even my young Grandchildren will eat these easily prepared favorites.

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