Friday, June 12, 2015

King Crab Legs

King crab legs are most often purchased already cooked, so they only need a quick steam to heat them up. I've compiled some ingredients to add to the typical water bath that will bathe the crab legs with a scrumptious flavor. No need to dip these babies in butter - just add another squeeze of lemon.


4 crab legs
1 cup water
1 cup white wine (or use a light beer)
1 lemon, halved, then cut each half in quarters
1 clove garlic, smashed


Heat the water, wine, 4 pieces of the lemon, and the garlic clove in a pot large enough to hold the crab legs. Place a steamer basket in the bottom of the pot. Add the crab legs when the water mixture begins to boil. Steam for about 5 minutes, just until the crab legs are hot. Serve with the remaining lemon wedges.

Serves 4, one crab leg each

Stealthy Cooking Tip: As you can see, I added some roses and served these up for a special occasion. They do seem special, even when I can get them fresh, for a very good price at Costco. Steamed crab has lots of protein, with minimal fat. Adding butter will increase both the calories and the fats, but steaming them in a tasty bath and serving them with lemon should make you enjoy them just the way they are. Crab does come from the sea, so crab legs do have their fair share of sodium. No need to add any salt, and saving them for special occasions will help those concerned about their sodium intake. 

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