Crab Legs F.A.Q.
How do I cook crab legs?
Cooking crab legs is easy! Simply bring a large pot of water to a boil (no need to salt the water since the legs are already brined). No need to thaw the legs either; add the frozen legs to the boiling water and cook for 7 minutes. Drain water. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.
How do I eat crab legs?
To remove the meat from the shell, cut the pale underside of the legs with a clean pair of scissors or cooking shears. Legs can be snapped at the knuckles, too, so you can pull the meat out. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.
You can use tools to help you. Shellfish crackers may help break the shell, while shellfish picks can be used to pull meat from hard to reach places. Honestly though, most people find a simple pair of scissors to do the trick.
Should I thaw my crab legs?
No! Add the crab legs FROZEN to boiling water and cook for 7 minutes. Store crab legs in the freezer before you cook them.
How many many crab legs do I need?
On average, it is suggested that you allow 1 pound of crab legs per person for a meal (this takes in to account the weight of the inedible shell). If you are serving the legs with a lot of sides, you may be able to get away with 3/4 pound per person (and perhaps even less if there is a second main dish and your guests know not to take more than their fair share). For those with a bigger appetite, 1 1/2 pounds is more suitable.
King crab is king for a reason. These legs have a robust flavor, are thick, meaty , and have a higher yield of meat.
We currently carry Golden King Crab legs.
Frozen per pound: $49.95
King Crab Legs
Snow crab meat is sweet with a more delicate flavor. These legs are thinner, so it takes a bit more effort to get to the meat, but it's worth every bite!
Frozen per pound: $24.95