Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce


My culinary journey into the world of seafood commenced with a memorable encounter with Crab Legs. This delectable dish, infused with rich flavors and aromatic spices, has since remained a cherished part of my gastronomic repertoire. Today, I invite you to join me on this seafood adventure as we explore a unique and original take on Crab Legs. Let’s dive into the culinary magic and savor the essence of the ocean with this tantalizing recipe.


  • 1 pound (approximately 453.59 grams) of king crab legs
  • 4 tablespoons (about 56 grams) of melted unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced (equivalent to approximately 1 tablespoon of garlic)
  • 1-2 teaspoons (4-8 grams) of Creole seasoning
  • ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (approximately 3 grams) of finely chopped chives or parsley
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Begin by thawing the crab legs either overnight in the refrigerator or by running them under cold water for a few minutes to expedite the process.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) in anticipation of the culinary delight that awaits.
  3. Before we embark on the cooking journey, it’s essential to make our crab legs more accessible and visually appealing. To achieve this, carefully cut the crab legs in half, allowing the succulent crab meat to be tantalizingly visible. A kitchen knife followed by kitchen shears or scissors is your trusty tool for this task. Trust me; you’ll appreciate this step later.
  4. Arrange the prepared crab legs on a baking tray or in a fireproof pan.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, and Creole seasoning. Give this flavorful concoction a quick trip to the microwave for about one minute. Once out, introduce the lemon juice into the mix and stir until well combined.
  6. Now, it’s time to lavish the crab legs with the buttery infusion you’ve just prepared. Be sure to save a portion of this delightful mixture for serving later.
  7. Slide the adorned crab legs into your preheated oven and let them bake for approximately 5 minutes or until the crab meat is luxuriously heated through. Sprinkle the baked crab legs with a pinch of fresh parsley or chives to add a burst of color and flavor.
  8. The grand finale is here! Serve your masterpiece immediately, accompanied by the reserved buttery sauce and lemon wedges for that extra zesty punch.

Recipe Notes:

One of the remarkable aspects of this recipe is that you won’t be struggling to open steaming-hot crab legs with scissors; the preparation is done before they hit the heat.

Keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is a rough estimate and may vary depending on the specific products used in your culinary masterpiece. Enjoy your seafood adventure!

SOURCE of pictures : etsy