HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COOKING KING CRAB
When you get your King Crab Legs home, they will already be cooked, glazed and frozen. The crab will have either been cooked on the fishing vessels or immediately upon landfall in order to preserve its fresh, delicious taste.
First thing to do is to place the crab in your refrigerator to thaw overnight (8-12 hours). The next day, it will only take a few minutes to prepare and to enjoy!
Below are some simple instructions on how to cook your crab legs. Most of these recipes are very simple and at most require a reheat time of just 5-10 minutes.
STEAMED/BAKED KING CRAB LEGS
Baking king crab legs is the preferred cooking method for those who want to capture the flavor of herbs and lemon in the cooking process. Start by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Place the crab legs in a shallow baking pan in single layers or on a rack. Place hot water in the pan, about 1/8 of an inch deep. Cover the pan with aluminum foil piercing holes in the foil to allow the steam to escape and bake for eight to ten minutes.
BOILED KING CRAB LEGS
Boiling is a simple method for cooking king crab. To boil crab legs, simply fill a large saucepot half full of cold water and bring to a boil. Add a tablespoon of salt and the seasoning of your choice, if any. When the water begins to boil add the crab legs and reduce the heat to medium. Allow them to simmer for about six minutes. Take the crab legs out of the water, rinse and plate for eating.
GRILLED KING CRAB LEGS
Grilling is a fun way to cook king crab legs if it’s warm out and you’re planning to eat outside. To grill crab legs you need to brush olive oil on all sides of the crab legs to prevent them from sticking. Then place the crab legs on a hot grill of 300 degrees for about five minutes, turn over and cook for another five minutes until they are heated all the way through. Remove from the grill and serve with butter or sauce.
Now that you see how easy it is to prepare this sweet delicacy, get ready to start enjoying them as part of your regular diet!