19 Reviews

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!!

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Sushicue April 30, 2011

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

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RJKo April 08, 2012

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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majorkwoods March 14, 2010

Great recipe! Just make sure you don't leave them on for more than five minutes because I got distracted and burnt the thin ends pretty badly. Can't wait to make them again and not screw up. Thank you.

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Katanashrp July 11, 2013

Wonderful! I brushed crab legs with olive oil and sprinkled both sides with garlic powder, dried dill, old bay seasoning and dried thyme. Grill them on a real grill for 3 minutes each side. The crab was flavorful enough without any dipping sauce.

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SharonChen April 28, 2015

This is so much easier for us to do than the big pot of water and so tasty! We squeeze a little olive oil (with some Tony C's or Old Bay depending on our mood) down into the big legs and throw a few wood chips on the grill to give them a little smoke. It's all we can do to wait for the platter to come to the patio table before we dive in!

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buddy3229 June 30, 2009

this is a great way to do crab, added a bit of old bay seasoning to the oil,and broiled in the oven.(no bbq available) raves from everyone!!! thanks for a wonderful, quick,and easy recipe

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Nickires July 23, 2008

Turned out wonderful ! Great recipe and super easy,too -thanks for posting! - to "brush with oilve oil , I used my olive oil sprayer and sprinkled a little Paul Deen House Seasoning on the legs and claws and cooked corn on the cob along with the crab on our gas grill.

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lesliecoy June 08, 2008

This is absolutely the best way to cookcrab legs. We cannot get fresh ones here, only frozen king crab legs or dungeness crabs so when thawed they are already watery. And we don't need any more steam. I drain then wipe dry and brush them with olive oil and heat on the grill. The water inside of the shells quickly evaporate. I have a jenn air for grilling and the shells are then perfect for cracking, the crab is tasty and ready for sauces or just right out of the shell. I will never cook crab legs any other way!!!

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Montana Heart Song January 25, 2008

Great recipe for crab legs! We have a New Year's tradition of crab legs and I love this way of preparing them instead of steaming... which I feel waterlogs them. We already had some steaks on the grill so it was easy to just throw these on. The olive oil makes the shells crispy and really easy to crack. Delicious with a simple garlic butter to dip in... Thanks for posting!!!

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atlfitgirl January 24, 2008
Grilled Crab Legs