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Easy Alaskan King Crab Recipe

Easy Alaskan King Crab Recipe

CUISINE

American

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

30 minutes

SERVINGS

2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Green Beans
  • 2 Tbsp Pesto
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 5-6 Small Potatoes
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs Crab
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Packet Crab Boil
  • 3 Tbsp Butter Could Use Smart Balance or Olive Oil Based Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder

Directions:

Green Beans
  1. Add green beans to large pan, heat on medium-high.
  2. Add pesto and red pepper flakes.
  3. Cook 15-20 minutes.
Potatoes
  1. Bring Medium pot of water to a boil.
  2. Boil potatoes 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 tsp of pesto after cutting each potato in half.
Crab
  1. Bring LARGE pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add lemon juice, salt, crab packet and crab.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes.
Butter Dipping Sauce
  1. In small dishes melt butter, add lemon juice and garlic powder.
  2. Mix together.

Tools:

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Chances are this is not going to be a weeknight staple for you unless you are on Deadliest Catch or are trying to get extra Costco points.

However, I decided to post this king crab recipe because sometimes you need a special seafood meal and crab is my FAVORITE. If you haven’t tried it, you need to put it on your food bucket list and NO the wimpy little crab legs at casinos and buffets do not count, unfortunately.

It’s easy to cook and has the richest flavor as far as high protein under the sea options go. 

For instance, if you are looking for how to cook Costco king crab, it’s already cooked so that speeds things up. Dip it in creamy butter sauce with a squeeze of lemon, pair with some veggies sides and you’ve got a gourmet meal. Pretty much the easiest king crab recipe ever!

If you are preparing frozen crab or fresh crab, the secret is to buy Alaskan King crab and use Zatarain’s crab boil with extra lemon. For the green bean recipe, I tried a new pesto! 

You are also going to need crab leg crackers or crab leg cutters, whichever you prefer to say. It’s not easy and can be a little dangerous but it’s worth the crab meat.

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Fun Facts:

  • King crabs are mainly found in Bristol Bay and in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
  • Alaskan King crab is one of the most valuable seafood products harvested in the U.S. In 2009, the U.S. catch of 22.3 million pounds had a dockside value of over $86 million. DANG!
  • The largest crab on record had a leg span of nearly 5-feet across.

Crab Nutrition Info:

Crab: All crab species are low in fat and a good source of high quality protein. Like other marine species, crab is rich in minerals like selenium, omega 3s and other nutrients.

Green Beans: Good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.

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