Broiled Crab Legs

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

Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pound fresh or frozen crab legs, split*

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 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

Tips

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 (per serving)

154 Calories
10g Fat
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 39%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 206mg 4%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 8.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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