King Crab Legs

The name king crab refers to the colossal size of these crustaceans, but they're also royally tasty. Even better, they're incredibly easy to prepare. This recipe requires nothing more than a lemon, some butter and a baking dish, but if you want to kick it up a notch, you can chop some onion and bell peppers to put into the dipping sauce. The legs do just fine simply baking in the sauce, and for the adventurous, try using an injector to pump a little bit of the basting liquid right into the legs.

           INGREDIENTS

            METHOD

• 2 lbs king crab legs

•  1⁄2 cup butter (salted or unsalted)

• 1⁄2 head garlic, about 5 garlic cloves, minced pressed

•  1⁄2 lemon

•  1⁄2 lime

•  1⁄8 cup extra virgin olive oil

•  sea salt (optional)

•  dried parsley (optional)

 

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

On medium low heat, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and lightly sauté.

Squeeze in the juice of the citrus.

Turn the heat to low and let the flavors meld until the oven is hot. Add salt to taste and a couple pinches of parsley. Then whisk in that olive oil with a fork. Turn off the burner.

  Arrange the crab legs in a 9" x 13" baking dish, brushing each leg with the sauce. Pour remaining sauce over those puppies. Now toss the pan into the oven on the center rack.

  Bake your crabs for about 25 minutes, brushing the sauce from the baking dish onto the legs every 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with parsley for garnish.

For a regal presentation, melt another stick of butter in the saucepan, melt, then add diced red and green bell peppers, garlic and onion along with the remaining citrus juice. Pour the sauce into a crab carapace (cleaned, please) and serve.

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