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Baked King Crab Legs with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs King Crab Legs
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic slightly crushed
  • 1 teaspoon parsley minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • a pinch of salt


  • Heat a saucepan using low heat
  • Put-in the butter and allow to melt
  • When the butter is hot enough, add the garlic and cook for a minute (do not brown the garlic)
  • Pour-in the lemon juice and stir then let stand for 15 to 20 seconds
  • Pour-in the extra virgin olive oil, parsley, and salt (as needed) then turn off the heat. Set aside.
  • Cut the crab legs in half (crosswise) to shorten the length of the legs then make a 3 to 4 inches opening in each leg by cutting one side of the shell lengthwise (the meat should still be intact) using a pair of kitchen shears.
  • Place the crab legs in a baking tray then brush the garlic lemon butter sauce on the side where the openings are located
  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit then bake the crab legs for 12 to 15 minutes or until the aroma of the crab fills the kitchen
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool down then place in a serving plate with the sauce on the side
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g