Main menu

Pages

Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce

Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce

Crabtastic Delight: Easy Baked Crab Legs with Creole Flair

Calling all seafood lovers! This recipe for Baked Crab Legs with Creole Butter is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It's a simple and flavorful way to enjoy succulent crab legs, perfect for a special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner.

Ingredients:

  • The Star of the Show:

    • 500 grams crab legs (thawed if frozen)
  • For the Buttery Creole Sauce:

    • ½ cup melted butter
    • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • For Finishing Touches:

    • Lemon wedges (for serving)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat for Perfection: Get your oven ready by preheating it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

  2. Prep the Crab Legs: If your crab legs are frozen, thaw them completely in the refrigerator before cooking. Gently crack the crab legs in half using a heavy knife or seafood shears. This will allow the flavorful Creole butter to penetrate the crab meat during baking.

  3. Craft the Creole Butter: In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, Creole seasoning, chopped parsley, lemon juice, and minced garlic. This creates a fragrant and flavorful sauce that will coat the crab legs.

  4. Coat and Bake: Place the halved crab legs on a baking sheet in a single layer. Brush the crab legs generously with the prepared Creole butter sauce, ensuring they are well coated.

  5. Baking to Juicy Perfection: Bake the crab legs in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they are heated through. You want the crab meat to be opaque and flaky, but not dry.

  6. A Touch of Freshness: While the crab legs are baking, prepare a serving platter with lemon wedges.

  7. Presentation is Key: Once the crab legs are cooked, remove them from the oven and arrange them on the serving platter. Sprinkle with additional chopped parsley for a pop of color, and serve the remaining Creole butter sauce on the side for dipping.

  8. Dig In and Enjoy!: Serve these delicious Baked Crab Legs with Creole Butter immediately, along with the lemon wedges for squeezing extra citrusy flavor over the crab meat. Get ready for a crabtastic feast!

Tips:

  • For an extra kick of spice, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the Creole seasoning blend.
  • You can substitute other seasonings for the Creole seasoning, such as Old Bay seasoning or Cajun seasoning.
  • If you don't have fresh parsley, you can use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley instead.
  • Leftover cooked crab legs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Comments