Rating: 3.5 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 11 Ratings

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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

154 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 64mg; saturated fat 6g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 15g; vitamin a 388.7IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 40.3mcg; vitamin b12 8.7mcg; sodium 799mg; potassium 206mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.5mg.
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