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Lemongrass Alaska King Crab Legs

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

Simmered Alaska King Crab legs (Snow or Dungeness Crab) in a large heavy Stockpot (or Dutch oven) cooked with Lemongrass, Garlic, Ginger and Kosher salt seasonings.

Simmered Lemongrass Alaska Crab Legs

Alaska King Crab legs (Snow or Dungeness Crab)
 4 pounds cooked frozen[1] or cooked thawed
 1 to 2 gallons water
 2 bruised Lemongrass stalks
 4 smashed Garlic cloves
 4 oz. smashed Ginger
 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
Thaw the cooked frozen Crab legs. [1]

The cooked frozen Crab legs must be thawed prior to cooking. For best results, we recommend that cooked frozen Crab legs thaw overnight in your refrigerator to keep them plenty chilled before you cook. (thaw overnight in the fridge makes them much more tender than if you were to cook them frozen.) Alternatively, you can also thaw cooked frozen Crab legs in a Colander and rinse under cold running water for several minutes.

Fill a large heavy Stockpot(or Dutch oven) with water and seasonings.

The water should come up to the halfway point of the Stockpot. Add in the Lemongrass, Garlic, Ginger and Kosher salt, and heat the water to boiling over medium-high to high heat.

Add the Crab legs.

Reduce the heat to Simmer (Medium-low heat, gentle bubbling in the pot. Temperature ranging from 180°F to 205°F) and cook the thawed Crab legs in uncovered the Stockpot for 3 to 4 minutes until heated-through.Simmer

Serve warm.

Remove Crab from liquid and drain well before place them on a serving platter to enjoy immediately.


If desired, you can also serve the Crab legs with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 Servings