Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

I ended up getting some snow crab legs on sale at the market. I wanted something a little different from plain steamed, boiled, or grilled crab legs, so I ended up throwing a few things together to make this awesome crab leg dish. Enjoy! This would be great with shrimp as well.


  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 pound Snow Crab clusters, thawed if necessary
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper


  1. Cut a slit, length-wise, into the shell of each piece of crab.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook the garlic in the butter until translucent.
  4. Stir in the parsley, salt, and pepper.
  5. Continue to heat the mixture until bubbling.
  6. Add the crab legs.
  7. Toss to coat
  8. Allow to simmer in the butter mixture until completely heated, 5 to 6 minutes.

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