Recipes and Cooking Broiled Crab Legs 3.3 (11) Add your rating & review Basil and lemon zest add fresh flavor to the melted butter served with these no-fuss crab legs. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on February 6, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts 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 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 154 Calories 10g Fat 15g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.