Grilled Crab Legs With Garlic Butter

Grilled crab legs are simple, delicious, and so summery
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Grilled Crab Legs

Photo Modified: Flickr / Christina Xu / CC BY 4.0

Grilling crab legs is one of the simplest, tastiest ways to prepare this shellfish.

This recipe is courtesy of Foodland.

4
Servings
167
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4  Cup  lemon juice
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2  Pound  Alaskan King crab legs, thawed if necessary
  • 2  Teaspoons  chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Heat the grill to medium-high.

Soften butter and mix it with lemon juice, garlic, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Place crab legs shell side down on a well-oiled grill. Grill for about 4 minutes, brushing with the softened butter, until the crab is heated through.

Flip the crab legs over for a few seconds to char the crab meat. Baste with more butter.

Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
11g
12%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
74mg
23%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
485mg
69%
Selenium, Se
38µg
69%
Sodium, Na
933mg
62%
Water
140g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

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