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

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Notabay December 02, 2010

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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Pam-I-Am June 19, 2007

This was a great method to use. I took the crab out and when I opened it, it was beautiful :D

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Isabel S. July 13, 2015

Perfect way to cook them. 5 min was perfect. Thank you

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Jonathan R. June 17, 2015

This was the best! I added just a little cajon seasoning to the water while it boiled and made my whole house smell like I was a professional cook. My husband was impressed and I enjoyed watching chow down

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rugliz May 04, 2014

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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FloridaRobin July 15, 2013

Wonderful!! Timing was perfect! I didn't realize they were this easy!! We followed the directions exactly, except we used King crab. We will be steaming crab legs on a very regular basis!!! Definitely worth the price (for a family of 5)!! Thank you!!

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askalsky December 30, 2012

I normally boil crab legs but this method is easier and the crab was perfect! Thank you.

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mums the word October 20, 2012

So simple, & I like it better than boiling:)

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kandacehayes April 16, 2012

This is how we always prepare our crab legs. The meat comes right out of the shell and is sweet and not water logged. Note that the cooking time would need to be increased with a larger quantity and likewise, if you don't use a pot large enough for the steam to heat the legs evenly.

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Larawithoutau March 08, 2012
Steamed Snow Crab Legs