Steamed Snow Crab Legs
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 3 -4 cups water
- 2 lbs snow crab legs, frozen
- 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.).
- Rinse ice from frozen crab legs, and place in the strainer insert of the pot. Cover.
- Steam crab legs for 6 to 14 minutes, or until heated through.
- Serve crab legs with clarified butter for dipping. (Recipe #51525 works well.).
I've used this "recipe" forever. As for Chelsea S's comment...... A photographer's job is to make the picture (especially food) look very pleasing to the eye. The angle that this particular picture was taken, has a lot to do with how the crab legs look. ALSO, There are such a thing as JUMBO snow crab legs (in fact, I just purchased them). They're thicker than what normal snow crab legs look like. So, the next time you want to post a negative remark, research the subject (in this case it would have been "photography" and "snow crab legs"), before making yourself look less than intelligent.
I don't have a steamer basket at home, so I filled a large pot (with a tight fitting lid) with about 2 inches of water and brought it up to a simmer. Then I placed fresh corn pieces, on the bottom and placed the crab legs on top of the corn so it didn't touch the water and just steamed. Then served the legs with corn!