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Alaskan King Crab In (Step By Step)

High in protein and low in fat, the sweet flesh of the king crab is spiked with zinc—a whopping 7 milligrams per 3.5-ounce serving. “Zinc is an antioxidant, but more important, it helps support healthy bone mass and immune function,” says Susan Bowerman, assistant director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California at Los Angeles.

HOW TO COOK CRAB LEGS ON THE GRILL

It’s actually SO easy to cook crab legs on the grill that I almost feel a little weird posting this.

Except that if you are anything like me, you may have seen crab at the store (there are often gorgeous displays of them at booths at Costco) and wondered how in the heck to prepare them or who buys it!

Here’s the thing:  did you know it takes less than 10 minutes to cook HOW TO COOK CRAB LEGS ON THE GRILL

It’s actually SO easy to cook crab legs on the grill that I almost feel a little weird posting this.

Except that if you are anything like me, you may have seen crab at the store (there are often gorgeous displays of them at booths at Costco) and wondered how in the heck to prepare them or who buys it!

Here’s the thing:  did you know it takes less than 10 minutes to alaskan king crab legs on the grill?!

I know! I was shocked! on the grill?!

I know! I was shocked!

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 ounces

Calories: 82

Protein: 16 g

Fat: 1 g

Saturated: 0 g

Monounsaturated: 0 g

Polyunsaturated: 1 g

Carbohydrate: 1 g

Sugar: 0 g

Fiber: 0 g

Key Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin C

Amount: 6.5 mg

Daily Value: 11%

Folate

Amount: 43.4 mcg

Daily Value: 11%

Vitamin B12

Amount: 9.8 mcg

Daily Value: 163%

Magnesium

Amount: 53.5 mg

Daily Value: 13%

Phosphorus

Amount: 238 mg

Daily Value: 24%

Sodium

Amount: 911 mg

Daily Value: 38%

Zinc

Amount: 6.5 mg

Daily Value: 43%

Copper

Amount: 1.0 mg

Daily Value: 50%

Selenium

Amount: 34 mcg

Daily Value: 49%

HOW TO COOK ALASKAN KING CRAB LEGS

When I was planning the recipes I wanted to share for Alaska Week in my American Eats series, I knew I wanted to make Alaskan king crab legs. Mostly because even though I always see them at the store, I had truthfully never actually purchased them before!

Those things are pricey! And I felt all intimidated!

Did I need special crab-cracking equipment to eat them? I didn’t know how to cook frozen crab legs! Would my family even like the taste of crab legs? What would I serve with them? (Even food bloggers have insecurities when it comes to cooking new foods!)

It turns out my fears were all unnecessary because king crab legs are insanely easy to prepare!

And I didn’t need any special tools or equipment. And yes, my family liked them!

If your family enjoys shrimp, fish, and seafood in general, chances are these are going to go over well with your clan.

And something as simple as some good crusty bread and a nice salad was the perfect side to serve with crab legs.

Now, while Alaskan king crab legs are on the more expensive side when it comes to a dinner option, it’s a great option for special occasions and celebrations or as a splurge every now and then. Just like really amazing steak or other premium cuts of meat.

I did quite a bit of research before deciding to purchase some king crab legs and make it at home. Ultimately I found that there are 4 main ways of preparing king crab legs:

Boiling

Steaming

Baking

Grilling

If you want to know how to boil, steam, or bake Alaskan king crab legs, this is a great resource.

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