Steamed Alaska Crab with Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash

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Steamed Alaska Crab with Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash

Alaska Crab with Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash
(Makes 3/4 cup)
 6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 2 Tablespoons Chardonnay
 2 teaspoons minced lemon zest
 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
 1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil
 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
 1/4 teaspoon salt
Steamed Alaska Red King Crab
 3 pounds Alaska Crab legs (King, Snow or Dungeness), thawed or frozen
 1 cup Chardonnay
 1 cup water
 1 lemon, cut into 8 slices
Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash
(Makes 3/4 cup)
1

Make the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash ahead.

2

Mix all the ingredients well and and keep refrigerated.

3

Bring it to room temperature and stir it well before serving.

Prepare Alaska Crab legs
4

Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels.

5

Cut crab legs into smaller sections with a large knife or clean kitchen scissors, if desired.

Steamed Alaska Crab legs
6

In the bottom of a large steamer pot with an insert and a tight-fitting lid, combine the wine, water and lemon slices.

7

Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

8

Place crab legs in steamer insert and place over boiling mixture.

9

Cover pan tightly and cook for 6 to 8 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, cooking just until crab is heated-through.

Serve
10

Serve crab drizzled with the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash; pass the remaining splash on the side.

TIMER
15 Minutes

Cook’s Tip: You can make the splash up to 3 days in advance and keep refrigerated. It can also be frozen for up to 1 month. It is great with any Alaska fish, scallops or crab and also makes a great marinade.

NUTRITION FACTS
Nutrients per serving (with Alaska King Crab): 527 calories, 23g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 41% calories from fat, 143mg cholesterol, 62.5g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 0.3g fiber, 2996mg sodium, 172mg calcium and 500mg omega-3 fatty acids.

      
Recipe and photo courtesy of The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
      

Ingredients

Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash
(Makes 3/4 cup)
 6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
 2 Tablespoons Chardonnay
 2 teaspoons minced lemon zest
 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
 1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil
 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
 1/4 teaspoon salt
Steamed Alaska Red King Crab
 3 pounds Alaska Crab legs (King, Snow or Dungeness), thawed or frozen
 1 cup Chardonnay
 1 cup water
 1 lemon, cut into 8 slices

Directions

Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash
(Makes 3/4 cup)
1

Make the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash ahead.

2

Mix all the ingredients well and and keep refrigerated.

3

Bring it to room temperature and stir it well before serving.

Prepare Alaska Crab legs
4

Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels.

5

Cut crab legs into smaller sections with a large knife or clean kitchen scissors, if desired.

Steamed Alaska Crab legs
6

In the bottom of a large steamer pot with an insert and a tight-fitting lid, combine the wine, water and lemon slices.

7

Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

8

Place crab legs in steamer insert and place over boiling mixture.

9

Cover pan tightly and cook for 6 to 8 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, cooking just until crab is heated-through.

Serve
10

Serve crab drizzled with the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash; pass the remaining splash on the side.

Steamed Alaska Crab with Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash

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