Crab Legs with Garlic Butter

June 30, 2020


3 kilos crab legs (king crab, snow crab or a combination of different types)

1/2 cup butter

1 Tbsp minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

2 Tbsp chopped parsley

Lemon wedges optional


* Place three inches of water in a large, deep pot over medium heat. Bring the water to a boil.

* Crack the crab legs with a seafood cracker.

* Place the crab legs in the pot and cover.

* Cook for 5-7 minutes until crab is heated through. If you have raw crab, cook for 10-12 minutes until flesh is red/orange and opaque. Drain the crab legs and cover to keep warm.

* Melt the butter in the pot. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and stir in the salt, pepper and parsley.

* Return the crab to the pot and toss to coat with the garlic butter. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges if desired.

Crab legs are delicious and satisfying. Crab can contain high amounts of sodium, which may be harmful to your health, particularly if your potassium levels are not optimized.

Often utilized as an electrolyte, potassium assists in soothing the body’s arterial walls, inhibiting muscle cramps and decreasing blood pressure levels, to name a few of its benefits. Arguably, maintaining a healthy sodium-to-potassium ratio may be more effective in promoting better health and preventing health problems compared to limiting or reducing overall sodium intake. (Dinner at the Zoo)