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If you have ever wondered how to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs on the grill, this simple approach makes it less scary and a great idea for a special occasion meal, especially when you get to dip the rich, wonderful crab meat in an easy, simple lemon garlic butter sauce!
How to Cook Alaskan King Crab Legs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

If you have ever wondered how to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs on the grill, this simple approach makes it less scary and a great idea for a special occasion meal, especially when you get to dip the rich, wonderful crab meat in an easy, simple lemon garlic butter sauce!

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Grilling, Seafood
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Alaskan king crab legs, thawed in the refrigerator
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to around 300 to 350 degrees F.  Brush the crab legs with olive oil to prevent sticking.

  2. Place crab legs on the grill for 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes on the other side until the meat is hot all the way through.  

  3. Remove the crab legs from the grill and cut open using kitchen shears. 

  4. Serve with the melted butter mixed with the garlic and lemon juice for dipping.

Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Alaskan King Crab Legs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1112mg 46%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 14.5%
Vitamin C 6.6%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.