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Steamed Snow Crab Legs

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Snow Crab Legs are not only easy to cook, but also easy to eat. Snow Crab Legs are typically from Alaskan seaboard and a smaller cousin to the King Crab. Snow Crabs are sold pre-cooked and frozen. One can actually just thaw and eat; however, many people prefer boiled in crab boil and other seasonings, Cajun Cooking style, and dipped in melted butter or Cajun Cocktail Sauce.
  Shrimp & crab boil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sea salt To Taste
  Sweet onion 1 Medium
  Celery stalks 3
  Garlic powder 2 Tablespoon
  White distilled vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 5

Fill a large 8-12 quart stock pot with water. Leave 5 inches or so from the top to allow for adding ingredients. Bring water to rolling boil.

Add in all the seasonings.

Add the Snow Crab Legs. Bring back to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let sit to soak up the seasoning for about 10 minutes.
Serve Snow Crab Legs on large platters with crab or nut crackers and small pick seafood forks.

We typically serve with boiled new potatoes by boiling the potatoes in the boiling seasoned water for 20 minutes before adding in the Snow Crab Legs.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Crab, Seafood
Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Looking for a no-fuss recipe to prepare this weeknight? Beryl Stokes shares with her viewers her favorite crab recipe — snow crab legs that isn't just extremely flavorful and tantalizing, thanks to zesty Creole seasonings and Cajun cocktail sauce, but also a cinch to cook. Try it to know it for yourself.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 96 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.23 g0.35%

Saturated Fat 0.05 g0.26%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 105.2 mg4.4%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g6.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 3 g5.8%

Vitamin A 6.6% Vitamin C 7.3%

Calcium 3.4% Iron 4.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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