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I know that many advocate using seasoning and boiling crab legs, but I like the simplicity of the naturally sweet and rich flavor of crab legs that have been steamed. Using a two-piece pasta pot with the strainer portion as a steamer insert works well to perfectly steam crab legs. I always serve clarified butter for dipping the crab meat.
Here's a fun way to cook snow or king crab legs, topping the crab meat with a zesty, quick mix of herbs and spices. Rich and flavorful, they make a delightful first course; or, serve with fresh pasta to make a light main course.
This is a great alternative to just having crab with drawn butter. You could use the snow crab typical to resaurants- not recommended. You should use the JUMBO Alaskan king Crab- typically very expensive but one whole leg is for one person. Sam's wholesale has some medium size that work well for about $17 for a 2lb bag.