Broiled Crab Legs

Basil and lemon zest add fresh flavor to the melted butter served with these no-fuss crab legs.

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Makes:
4 servings
Serving Size:
4 ounces
Start to Finish:
15 mins
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Broiled Crab Legs

Ingredients
3
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1
tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1
tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Thaw crab legs, if frozen. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Place crab legs, cut side up, on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Stir together butter, basil, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Brush crab legs with butter mixture. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Makes 4 (4-ounce) servings

From the Test Kitchen

If split crab legs are unavailable from your grocer, purchase whole legs. Using kitchen shears, cut through the lighter colored underside of each leg. Lay partially split legs on a cutting board. Cut through each hard shell with a sharp knife, completely splitting the legs.

Nutrition Facts

(Broiled Crab Legs)
    Per serving:
  • 154 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 64 mg chol.,
  • 799 mg sodium,
  • 15 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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