Crab Legs

Though they are considered splurge seafood, crab legs are a snap to prepare. Incorporating king, Alaskan, and snow crab varieties, these easy how-to recipes for cooking crab legs are even more indulgent with mouthwatering dipping sauces.

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How to Cook Crab Legs

Are you in the mood for seafood, but not quite up to a night out at your local crab shack? Maybe it's time to break out the mallets and crackers at home and learn how to cook crab legs right in your own kitchen. Not only do crab legs make for a fun and unique addition to your normal rotation of meals, but preparing them in your oven's broiler is surprisingly simple. You can have them ready in just a matter of minutes.

How to Make Broiled Crab Legs

Whether it's a summer cook-out or a New Year's cocktail party, knowing how to make broiled crab legs will come in handy. It's the ultimate appetizer, especially when you toss the shellfish with lemon zest and fresh basil.

Crab Mornay

Better Homes and Gardens

Natural and processed Swiss cheese make the sauce for this seafood recipe extra smooth and creamy.

Total: 30 mins

Broiled Crab Legs

Better Homes and Gardens

Basil and lemon zest add fresh flavor to the melted butter served with these no-fuss crab legs.

Total: 15 mins

Southern-Style Shrimp and Crab Boil

The Food Channel

This recipe is for a large gathering of hungry people. It has just enough spice to give it sass, but not enough to scare off the faint of heart. It's a fun meal everyone will enjoy. And everything cooks in the same (big) pot!

Seafood Gumbo

Better Homes and Gardens

The full flavor of catfish is a good choice for this well-seasoned fish dinner recipe.

Seafood Omelet with Avocado Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

King Crab & Potato Salad

EatingWell

Bright lemony dressing graces this summery combination of green beans, snappy radishes, earthy red potatoes and crab. All you need is crunchy bread and a bottle of A to Z Pinot Gris.

Total: 45 mins

Snappy Kids Snack: Fruity Crab

I love going to the beach in summer -- the sun shining, the crashing surf, the feeling of sand between my toes. But one thing I'm not fond of when we go to the beach are crabs. We even found a crab in one of the salt water pools we were swimming in!

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