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butter basted crab legs with garlic and ginger

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

So Yummmmmmy

serves 1
prep time 23 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For butter basted crab legs with garlic and ginger

  • 1 lb
    frozen crab legs
  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    each minced garlic and ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 4 Tbsp
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley chopped
  • salt

How To Make butter basted crab legs with garlic and ginger

  • 1
    While the crab legs are frozen take a heavy sharp knife and hack the legs to chip away some of the shell to expose some of the meat. About a slice every 2 inches but not all the way through. Let them thaw in the fridge overnight. In the morning remove them from the bowl and reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid in the bowl. Discard the rest.
  • 2
    Mix the reserved liquid with the lemon juice and set aside in the fridge. Place the crab back into bowl
  • 3
    Mix the olive oil, garlic, ginger, paprika and salt together. Brush over the crab legs and place back in the fridge and let marinate until dinner.
  • 4
    Melt butter in a large skillet or a wok works good. Add the lemon mixture then throw in the crab. Cook over medium high heat basting with the butter. Cook basting for about 5 minutes. Add the parsley and basted a couple more minutes. Dump into a bowl and get crackin. add salt if needed. Dip the crab meat in the butter mixture and enjoy.

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