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    Steamed Snow Crab Legs

    Steamed Snow Crab Legs. Photo by Pam-I-Am

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    16 mins

    10 mins

    6 mins

    ms_bold's Note:

    I know that many advocate using seasoning and boiling crab legs, but I like the simplicity of the naturally sweet and rich flavor of crab legs that have been steamed. Using a two-piece pasta pot with the strainer portion as a steamer insert works well to perfectly steam crab legs. I always serve clarified butter for dipping the crab meat.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 3 -4 cups water
    • 2 lbs snow crab legs, frozen

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large pasta pot with strainer insert, bring 3-4 cups water to boil. (Water amount may vary, but just keep below the level of the strainer portion of the pot.).
    2. 2
      Rinse ice from frozen crab legs, and place in the strainer insert of the pot. Cover.
    3. 3
      Steam crab legs for 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through.
    4. 4
      Serve crab legs with clarified butter for dipping. (Clarified Butter (How to Clarify Butter) works well.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 02, 2010

      55

      This is such a simple technique. Certainly a cheaper and taster option than going to Red Lobster.

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    • on June 19, 2007

      55

      Although your recipe is for Snow Crab, it works well for any crab. I used King Crab legs that I bought on sale...already cooked but just needed to reheat. I'm glad I found your method. This turned out perfect! My husband was in hog heaven!!! Pam

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    • on July 15, 2013

      I love snow crab legs! Great way to prepare them!<br/><br/>THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ON SODIUM CONTENT IS GROSSLY MISTAKEN, HOWEVER!<br/>The true sodium content for 1/4 lb. of snow crab legs is approx. 395 mg NOT 1900.2 mg! Still pretty high, so don't add salt to the water, or to the butter...or use unsalted butter for dipping.

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    Nutritional Facts for Steamed Snow Crab Legs

    Serving Size: 1 (404 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 204.1
     
    Calories from Fat 24
    11%
    Total Fat 2.6 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 124.7 mg
    41%
    Sodium 1227.7 mg
    51%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 41.9 g
    83%

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