How to Cook Crab Legs Perfectly

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Crabs legs are delicious, healthy, and surprisingly simple to make at home. All you need is a few pounds of fresh crab legs, water, and a baking pan. I bake them for 15 minutes and they come out perfect every single time.

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Serve the crab legs with fresh lemon wedges, melted butter, and plenty of napkins.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 pounds fresh crab legs

  • Water

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farhenheit. Place the crab legs onto a baking pan and pour a 1/2 cup of water into the pan.

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Step 2

Cover with tinfoil, and bake for 15 minutes, or until the shells are bright red and the meat is white and firm.

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Step 3

Remove the crab legs from the oven and serve them warm, with melted butter and lemon wedges.

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