Alaskan King Crab Legs

This is a traditional New Year’s Eve meal in our house. We bake the crabs, which had been bought frozen. We serve with melted butter and lemon, but the crab really stands out on its own.

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Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

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This recipe has been updated: December 31, 2002


We begin by pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees. In a small pot we melt the butter with the garlic and a pinch of salt over low heat. We then add the lemon juice and keep the pot on very low heat.

In a 9 by 13 inch baking pan, we put the frozen crab legs and brush them with the melted butter-lemon juice mix. We put the pan carefully in the oven, the legs are BIG, and bake for about 30 minutes brushing occasionally with the butter mixture. We want the crab legs to be heated through. We serve the legs with the remaining butter for dipping.

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