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Perfectly Baked Crab Legs With Spicy Garlic Butter

Every couple months, I like to make a “fancy” dinner for my husband and I. We both love all types of seafood, but Baked Crab Legs are the family favorite!

Baked Crab Legs

These perfectly Baked Crab Legs with spicy garlic butter sauce will melt in your mouth with every bite!

The combination of seasonings and succulent taste of the crab will be the only way you’ll ever cook crab legs again! Let’s get cooking!

TO MAKE BAKED CRAB LEGS, YOU WILL NEED

  • 500g crab legs.
  • ½ cup melted butter.
  • 2 tsp of Creole seasoning.
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley.
  • 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • 2 tsp minced garlic.
  • Lemon wedges for serving.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

HOW DO YOU MAKE BAKED CRAB LEGS?

Step 1: Preheated the broiler to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Carefully cut the crab legs down the middle and placed them on a baking plate.

Step 3: In a small bowl, combined garlic, softened butter, and Creole seasoning, mix them well. Then added a dash of lemon juice.

Step 4: Generously the crab legs with this sauce and baked them until they were perfectly warmed up.

Step 5: Sprinkled some chopped parsley on top and served it with an extra drizzle of butter sauce and wedges of fresh lemon.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy your Baked Crab Legs with spicy garlic butter sauce!

RECIPE NOTES AND HELPFUL TIPS:

Coating the crab legs: generously brush the prepared garlic butter sauce over the crab legs, making sure each piece is well-coated for a delicious infusion of flavors

Baking time: bake the crab legs in the preheated oven until they are thoroughly heated, ensuring a delectable taste and perfect temperature.

Oven monitoring: keep an eye on the baking process to avoid overcooking. The goal is to achieve a warm and succulent texture for the crab legs.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

Yield: 4  | Estimate the nutritional information for each serving:

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 1116mg | Potassium: 207mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FQAs):

1. Can I use frozen crab legs for this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen crab legs. Ensure they are thawed before baking for even cooking.

2. How long should I bake the crab legs?

Bake the crab legs for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they are thoroughly heated. Keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking.

3. Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the garlic butter sauce?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the spice level by increasing or decreasing the amount of creole seasoning to suit your preference.

4. What can I serve as a side dish with Baked Crab Legs?

Consider serving the crab legs with a fresh salad, rice, or crusty bread. The light and zesty flavors of the crab legs pair well with various side options.

5. Can I make the garlic butter sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the garlic butter sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Allow it to come to room temperature before brushing it onto the crab legs.

6. How do I know when the crab legs are done baking?

The crab legs are done when they are heated through, and the meat is opaque and flakes easily. Use a fork to test the readiness of the meat.

7. Can I broil the crab legs instead of baking them?

Yes, you can broil the crab legs for a shorter time for a slightly different texture. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

8. What other herbs can I add to the garlic butter sauce for extra flavor?

Consider adding herbs like chopped parsley, thyme, or chives to enhance the flavor profile of the garlic butter sauce.

9. Can I use clarified butter instead of regular butter for the sauce?

Yes, clarified butter can be used, providing a rich and nutty flavor to the garlic butter sauce.

Let’s Make Baked Crab Legs With Spicy Garlic Butter!

Baked Crab Legs

And there you have it – these easy, yummy Baked Crab Legs are ready to take their place on your table. If you decide to give them a shot, make sure to snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Perfectly Baked Crab Legs With Spicy Garlic Butter

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Ingredients

  • 500g crab legs.
  • ½ cup melted butter.
  • 2 tsp of Creole seasoning.
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley.
  • 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • 2 tsp minced garlic.
  • Lemon wedges for serving.

Instructions

Step 1: Preheated the broiler to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Carefully cut the crab legs down the middle and placed them on a baking plate.

Step 3: In a small bowl, combined garlic, softened butter, and Creole seasoning, mix them well. Then added a dash of lemon juice.

Step 4: Generously the crab legs with this sauce and baked them until they were perfectly warmed up.

Step 5: Sprinkled some chopped parsley on top and served it with an extra drizzle of butter sauce and wedges of fresh lemon.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy your Baked Crab Legs with spicy garlic butter sauce!

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