PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 20 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS | YIELD: 4 people
Juicy, sweet crab legs baked with Sriracha lemon butter. My go-to for any occasion! Mouthwatering and freaking delicious, you’ll want it more and more!
Tired of just boiling or steaming your crabs. Then, you should give this easy recipe a go soon! Enhance the flavours and bring the most out of your crabs using only simple ingredients with these pretty straightforward steps. Salivate with the mouthwatering aroma of this Baked King Crab and enjoy the natural briny and sweet flavours of the crab meat. Impress everyone around the table and watch their quest for more!
2 pounds (1 kg) king crab legs
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, and softened
1 tsp Sriracha
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp sugar
3 dashes smoked paprika and more for dusting
1 tbsp chopped parsley and/or chives
HOW TO MAKE BAKED KING CRAB
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F or 207 degrees C.
Step 2: Into shorter segments, cut the legs of the king crab using a pair of scissors. In lengthwise, cut the leg segments of the crab, exposing the crab meat. Or you can just cut the top part of the shell, exposing the crab meat.
Step 3: In a baking tray, arrange the ling crab legs. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. To keep the crab from drying out, cover them with aluminium foil.
Step 4: To make the Sriracha Lemon Butter, beat the softened butter with a whisk. Add the Sriracha along with the lemon juice and sugar. Mix well until combined and set aside.
Step 5: When done, remove the crab from the oven. Right away spoon the butter over the crab meat and sprinkle with extra smoked paprika. Before serving, garnish with some chopped parsley and/or chives. Enjoy immediately.
Serving Size: 4 people, Amount Per Serving: Calories 388 | Total Fat 24g | Saturated Fat 15g | Cholesterol 156mg | Sodium 1927mg | Carbohydrates 2g | Fiber 1g | Sugar 2g | Protein 42g