Colossal King Crab Legs

I love crab but only colossal king crab legs. Because purchasing colossal king crab legs are expensive, I only get to eat it on a special occasion. These crab legs can be prepared by various ways such as steaming it (making sure the legs are not submerged in the water) for roughly 8-10 minutes but the recipe below is how my mom has been cooking it for decades and is my favorite way of preparing it quickly.

Frozen Crab Legs

Colossal King Crab Legs

12 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

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  • Colossal King Crab Legs (typically 2 per adult and 1 per child)
  • Butter
  • Lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 450.
  2. Make sure the colossal king crab legs are FROZEN.
  3. Place the crab legs on a tray and put in the 450 oven.
  4. Heat for 8-10 min or when you smell the crab.
  5. After smelling the crab permeate the room. Heat for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove the crab meat from the shell using a sharp knife to score the crab shell in the middle. The crab should be moist and hot. If it's still cold, place the crab back in the oven for 1 minute.
  7. Serve with rice and drizzle crab meat with lemon / butter sauce.
  9. Melt a stick of butter in a sauce pan.
  10. Squeeze some lemon into the melted butter and add to taste.

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