Snow Crab Legs
This simple, easy to follow, short taking time –only more or less 10 minutes-, homemade recipe of Snow Crab Legs with their yummy, salty and sweet taste will be a nice meal for you and all of the members in your family especially for family holiday and family special events! Do try!!
Snow Crab Legs are usually sold in clusters. Every cluster has a half of the crab with its body and five legs of the snow crab which are attached to it.
Snow Crab Legs are already cooked and frozen, so you don’t really have to cook them, you just need to reheat the frozen snow crab legs. So, the snow crab legs are melted at room temperature and then you just steam, bake, boil or broil them before you serve the snow crab legs.
It is strictly forbidden to overcook the snow crab legs because if you do, you will lose the salty, sweet taste of the snow crab legs. From several ways of cooking snow crab legs broiling is the best one because broiling the snow crab legs gives you a strong and delicious aroma to the snow crab legs.
You just need two ingredients besides the snow crab legs such as lemon and unsalted butter. And a-five-minute broil the snow crab legs in the oven is the fastest and the easiest way of cooking the snow crab legs.
There are things to remember when you want to buy snow crab legs. First, the orange-red on the shell of the snow crab legs is a must if the snow crab legs are the fresh ones. The shell must be gleaming with no black marks. Don’t buy the snow crab legs if the shell is pale orange.
Second, the frozen snow crab legs in the freezer are the best and the freshest. Don’t buy snow crab legs that are laid out or on display at the seafood section.
Third, a nice and salty aroma of the ocean from fresh snow crab legs is the key for you to choose the right snow crab legs. Don’t buy snow crab legs with a strange smell of an odor. At the market, the price of snow crab legs is still cheaper than King Crab’s.
It is not that difficult to have crab meat from the snow crab legs. You can just snap open by breaking them with your fingers because the shell is thinner. So, you don’t need to use a crab cracker to enjoy the crab meat. The body cluster of the snow crab legs is filled with crab meat and you can get it easily get it by using your fingers.
HOW MANY CALORIES OF SNOW CRAB LEGS PER SERVING?
Snow Crab Legs has only 238 calories per serving.
WHAT MEALS OR OTHER SEAFOOD TO SERVE WITH SNOW CRAB LEGS?
Some other seafood such as Chili Garlic Shrimp, Red Lobster Biscuits, Italian Sauteed Clams, and Garlic Butter Fish can be served together with Snow Crab Legs for more complete seafood and for more complete weekend meals.
One salty and tasty Seafood that pairs well with Snow Crab Legs is Chili Garlic Shrimp. This is a nice and delicious appetizer for you. It takes only 15 minutes to cook Chili Garlic shrimp and you can also serve Chili garlic shrimp for 4 people just like the Snow Crab Legs.
Preparing Chili Garlic Shrimp is not that difficult. What makes it easy and simple is because you need only several ingredients to cook this special seafood that can be served for your party. And even though you can make Chili garlic Shrimp easily and quickly, the end result is absolutely amazing!
For Chili Garlic Shrimp, you need to have the ingredients such as ½ cup of olive oil, 6 cloves of finely chopped garlic, 1 tablespoons of chili flakes, 1 ½ lbs of shelled, deveined, tail-on shrimp, some salt up to your taste, 2 tablespoons of chopped Italian flat leaf parsley, and crusty French Bread for serving. Now, you are ready to cook Chili garlic Shrimp.
First of all, a cast iron large flat base frying pan is heated up on high heat. The cooking oil, garlic and chili flakes are put into the cast iron large flat base frying pan.
And then, they are stirred once in a while until the garlic becomes golden. The shrimp and salt up to your taste are also put into the cast iron large flat base frying pan.
After that, they are stirred continuously until the shrimp are fully cooked well. The parsley leaves are stirred in.
Finally, your homemade Chili Garlic Shrimp is ready and you serve it quickly with some slices of French bread.
CUISINE : INTERNATIONAL (SEAFOOD)
KEYWORD : SNOW CRAB
PREP TIME : 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME : 5 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 10 MINUTES
SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 238 CALORIES
- 1 lb of snow crab legs
- Lemon wedges
- 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
- The oven is preheated and the broil function is selected. The melted butter is brushed using a brush on the snow crab legs.
- The snow crab legs are broiled for 5 minutes or until the shells become a little bit toasted.
- The snow crab legs are removed from the oven.
- Now, your sweet and salty snow crab legs are ready and you serve the Snow Crab Legs with the remaining melted butter and lemon wedges.