I used to think that I needed to have special equipment and gourmet cooking skills to make King Crab legs at home. But that is not true! All you need is a big pot of boiling water, the crab legs and that’s about it. Follow this simple recipe to enjoy steamed king crab legs in minutes.
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I miss living in Alaska. There’s no other place like it. I have so many great memories of fishing, camping and hiking all over the place. Even though we don’t live there anymore, I can still enjoy a little taste of Alaska anytime I want. My local grocery store sells fresh and frozen Wild Alaska Seafood year-round at their seafood counter next to the freezer section.
My number one favorite seafood is Alaska King Crab. Just thinking about it makes me hungry and happy. I am reminded of good friends and good food every time I eat crab legs.
It seems like every time we got together with friends in Alaska, we ate seafood. Salmon and halibut were pretty much a guarantee at any party. At the holidays, we would go all out and have King Crab, too! I was always one of the first in line for freshly steamed crab legs.
Steaming King Crab Legs is easy. Anyone can do it!
Steamed Alaska King Crab legs is a quick and easy way to make a healthy seafood meal. I can’t help feeling like a gourmet chef every time I steam crab legs for family to eat at home. Red crab legs and yellow lemon slices look so pretty served together on the plate. It’s exactly what you would get at any high end restaurant.
One thing I love about King Crab is that you can cook it frozen. The frozen King Crab legs I bought at my local seafood counter were nice and huge! All I had to do to prep them was cut them into smaller pieces to fit in my steamer’s insert.
If you don’t have a steamer, use a large lidded stock pot or Dutch oven with a steamer basket or metal colander that fits inside. My rice cooker doubles as a steamer, so I use it for steamed crab legs.
How To Steam King Crab Legs
Personally, I think the best way to eat crab legs is with fresh lemons. I like to squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on my plate to dip the crab meat. Most of my friends (my husband included) love to dip their crab meat in melted butter. Another dipping option for crab legs is apple cider vinegar. Give them all a try to see which one you like best.
Visit the Wild Alaska Seafood website for more recipe and helpful cooking videos for seafood including Alaska halibut, salmon, and crab. Seafood can be cooked in all sorts of familiar ways: Baked, Roasted, Sauteed, Steamed, Grilled, or Poached. What is your favorite way to eat seafood?
Be sure to #AskForAlaska at your local grocery store or look for the Alaska Seafood logo on the package. Wild Alaska Seafood is wild caught, never farmed, using sustainable fishing practices. You just can’t beat Alaska for fresh and delicious seafood!