King Crab Legs

ep91 - king crab legs

Serves 2

This is a great opening to a romantic meal for two. Don’t be put off thinking crab is difficult to deal with – it’s not.


  • 1 pound King crab legs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Cut the stick of butter in half and put each half into a small bowl – don’t do anything with it yet
  2. Break each leg into 2 – 4 pieces – depending on how long they are (pieces should be about 5 – 6 inches long)
  3. Fold 3 paper towels in half, so they’re sort of 1 1/2 paper towels long and lightly dampen with water then wrap around the crab legs (these are already cooked…we’re just warming them)
  4. Place the bundle in the microwave for 2 minutes
  5. Remove the crab, and while you’re putting it onto a platter, put the butter bowls into the crow to melt – about 30 seconds I think
  6. Remove bowls and add the pepper to one and the chili powder to the other
  7. Open the shells, get to the meat and dip into your favorite butter sauce (but be sure to try both before you decide)