Easy Crab Leg Dinner

Posted by Unknown Monday, April 6, 2009
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook time: 25-30 min.
Difficulty: 1

This is a great meal for when you want something quick and easy. Some of Zo's family is in town visiting and while she is having fun with them I have been dead on the couch with allergies (bummer I know.) I wanted to make something that said, "Glad to have you home," without having to put too much effort into actually getting up and moving around. As an added bonus my sinuses cleared up a bit as I cooking with all the seasonings!

1 ¼ lbs defrosted King crab legs (2 large claws, 2 large legs)
1 large sweet onion (quartered)
5 small to medium red potatoes
1 bag Zatarian’s Crab boil (powder form highly recommended over seasoning bag)
2-3 tbsp Essence
3/4 stick unsalted butter
3-4 tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup cheddar cheese

In large pot or sauce pan place potatos, onion and crab. Do not add water yet, you are only checking to see if your pot is large enough. What you are checking for is if you are going to have 2-3 inches depth to spare once all the main ingredients will be completly submerged, if you do not get a larger pot. Take note of where the water level is going to have to be.

Remove crab legs leaving potatoes and onion. Fill with cold water to previously noted level. Add crab boil, butter, lemon juice and Essence. Cover pot and turn burner on to highest heat setting.

Once the water has started to boil add the crab legs. Bring back to boil, cover and let boil 5 minutes (watch closely to prevent from boiling over. If it appears this is going to happen, remove lid and stir gently.) Turn heat to burner off and let sit covered for 20 minutes.

Strain pots contents, place crab legs on plate, slice potatoes and place next to crab, crack pepper over potatos and then lightly sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

I served this meal with a toasted cheddar jalapeno loaf and lemon butter dipping sauce. To drink Zo had a glass of Sacred Stone Old World Style red wine and I had an orange/pineapple juice with a shot of Captian Morgan's Spiced Rum.

Zo was glad to be home :)


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