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Grilled Crab Legs With Garlic Butter

Grilled crab legs are simple, delicious, and so summery
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.


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


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.