Low Carb/ Seafood

Easy Baked King Crab Legs Recipe for Two

Easy Baked King Crab Legs are rich and moist with sweet tender meat and succulent flavor. Dip them into this garlic butter enhanced with lemon and Old Bay seasoning.

 

This simple low carb recipe is incredibly delicious and quick, ready in just 35 minutes.

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This dish is perfect when you want to indulge a bit and makes a great lunch, elegant dinner, or very impressive yet super easy date night meal for two. Try them for Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Day, and Valentine’s Day.

 

We don’t follow a low-carb diet so we served these easy baked King Crab Legs with a side of baked potatoes and cheesy garlic biscuits.

 

For more information about these large crustaceans check out this King Crab article.

 

How to make Easy Baked King Crab Legs:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

 

Place crab legs on a large rimmed baking sheet. Click for a large baking sheet.

three king crab legs on a baking sheet

 

Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 3 minutes.

 

Whisk in Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.

butter, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil cooking in a pan

 

Set aside half of the sauce to use for dipping later.

 

Brush crab legs with the remaining butter mixture and pour any extra mixture over crab legs.

king crab legs brushed with butter mixture on a baking pan

 

Place in the oven and bake until opaque and flaky, about 30 minutes.

 

We used a chef knife to cut them each in half before serving.

 

This crab leg cracker and pick set works great for the getting the meat out of the shell. Make sure to dig out every last little bit of that tender juicy crab meat. Yum!

 

Easy Baked Crab Legs and Garlic Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Easy Baked King Crab Legs

Easy Baked King Crab Legs are rich and moist with sweet tender meat and succulent flavor. Dip them into this garlic butter enhanced with lemon and Old Bay seasoning.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds thawed King crab legs (2 or 3 legs)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place crab legs on a large rimmed baking sheet. Click for a large baking sheet.
  3. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted, about 3 minutes.
  4. Whisk in Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil.
  5. Set aside half of the sauce to use for dipping later.
  6. Brush crab legs with the remaining butter mixture and pour any extra mixture over crab legs.
  7. Place in the oven and bake until opaque and flaky, about 30 minutes.
  8. We used a chef knife to cut them each in half before serving.
  9. This crab leg cracker and picks set works great for the getting the meat out of the shell. Make sure to dig out every last little bit of that tender juicy crab meat. Yum!

Notes

This crab leg cracker and pick set works great for the getting the meat out of the shell. Make sure to dig out every last little bit of that tender juicy crab meat. Yum!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 776 Total Fat: 55g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 32g Cholesterol: 241mg Sodium: 2157mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 66g

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