cracked king crab with cajun butter


cracked king crab with cajun butter

Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce – easy to eat baked crab dish brushed with garlic, butter, lemon, and Creole seasoning sauce. 

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 5 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes


1 lb (453.59g) king crab legs

4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter , melted 

3 cloves garlic , minced (about 1 tablespoon garlic)

1-2 teaspoons (4g-8g) Creole seasoning 

½ tablespoon (7.5ml) lemon juice

1 tablespoon (3g) chopped chives or parsley

lemon wedges to serve


Thaw crabs legs in the refrigerator overnight or for faster results place crabs under cold running water for a few minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

When ready to cook, cut the crab legs into half so the flesh of the crab is visible.  Skip the knife and use kitchen shears or scissors to do so. You'll thank me later.

Place crab legs in an oven-safe pan or on a baking sheet.

Add butter, garlic, Creole seasoning in a small bowl. Microwave for about a minute. Remove and add lemon juice. Mix well.

Brush crab with butter mixture all over the crab legs - reserve any excess for serving.

Place the crab legs in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated through. Sprinkle with parsley or chives.

Serve immediately with the remaining sauce and/or lemon wedges for squeezing over meat.


Calories: 260kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 2g (1%)Protein: 11g (22%)Fat: 23g (35%)Saturated Fat: 14g (88%)Cholesterol: 84mg (28%)Sodium: 478mg (21%)Potassium: 154mg (4%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 1181IU (24%)Vitamin C: 8mg (10%)Calcium: 41mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

Author: Imma


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