Charlize's Garlic Butter Crab Legs

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Leanne D.

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@kitchenkaterer

The first evening my husband and I visited our sons,they cooked this dish.It was DELICIOUS.A friend of theirs made it for them and they both said they knew we would love it and they were correct!
My sons bought cooked crab legs and sautéed them just until the garlic was cooked and the crabs were hot instead of baking them(in the original recipe the crabs were raw) They also added crushed red pepper flakes & black pepper because they love spicy food.He said he also used the whole lemon,then cut it up and added it to the sauté.He also used a whole head of garlic.(it was not too much garlic)

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Method:
Saute

Ingredients

  • FOR EVERY 2 LBS CRAB:

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    2 lbs king crab legs
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    1/2 c unsalted butter
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    1 head garlic,about 5 garlic cloves,minced
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    juice of 1/2 lemon
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    1/8 c olive oil
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    sea salt
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    black pepper,optional
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    crushed red pepper flakes,optional

How to Make Charlize's Garlic Butter Crab Legs

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. On med low heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and lightly saute. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Turn the heat to low and let those flavors mesh until the oven is nice and hot. Toss in salt to taste and a couple pinches of parsley. Whisk in olive oil with a fork. Turn off your burner. Place crab legs in a 9x13 baking dish, brushing each leg with the sauce.. Pour any remaining sauce over. Put the pan into the oven on the center rack.Bake your crabs for about 25 minutes or so (depending on how thick the legs you have are), brushing the sauce from the bottom of the pan onto the legs every 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with a few pinches of parsley for garnish.

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About Charlize's Garlic Butter Crab Legs

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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