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Snow Crab Legs

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  • Brief Description

    Steamed crab legs.

  • Main Ingredient

    crab legs

  • Category:  Fish or seafood

  • Cuisine:  American

  • Prep Time:  10 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  10 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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  • Tags:

    Low-Fat Shrimp Recipes

  • Notes:

    Can be used for shrimp, king crab and lobster as well. Do not overcook. Shrimp = 5 minutes, king crab = 9 minutes, whole or tail lobster 1lb = 10 minutes, 2lb = 18 minutes adjust for different sizes accordingly.

  • Posted By:  foodies09

  • Posted On:  Dec 19, 2016

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Number of Servings:


  1. 4 pounds - snow crab legs
  2. - water
  3. 1 - lemon wedged
  4. - old bay seasoning


In a large soup pot add 1 inch water, generous amount of old bay and lemon wedges. If you have a steaming rack use it to keep legs out of water. If not it will still work. Bring to hard boil over high heat. Add crab legs body side down, sprinkle more old bay on crab legs and cover tightly. Cook for 7 -8 minutes.


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