How to Cook Crab Legs in the Oven

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Do you want to surprise your guests at your next dinner party with your culinary expertise? Then learn how to cook the best crab legs in the oven.

Use them as an appetizer or part of the main course; it doesn’t matter. What matters is offering up this savory delight.

Not sure how to cook the best crab ever? Don’t worry, most are pre-cooked on the ship and then flash frozen to preserve their fresh taste, so it is just a matter of reheating them.

Legs can be steamed, boiled or baked. In this article I wil explain how you can cook some delicious crab legs in the oven.

First, proper thawing and heating of the packaged, blast frozen meat before cooking is very essential. Thawing can be done either under running water or in hot water. Thawing may take nearly 8 hours. However, cooking does not take much time, provided the right method and the right ingredients are chosen for cooking crab legs in the oven.

For a richer taste, try these baking suggestions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • You will need to crack each leg and then place it on a baking sheet to ensure that it is cooked properly.
  • Brush melted butter or olive oil with seasonings onto each leg and bake them for about 8 minutes.
  • Place cracked legs on a shallow baking tray
  • Baste with butter and seasonings to taste
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes
  • Do not use salt in the recipe as the legs are treated with concentrated brine (salt solution) while getting packaged

It is important to be careful not to overcook the crab as it is very common for crab legs to be already cooked when you buy them. Once your crab legs are done, you can serve them up with some melted butter or with a sauce made of mayonnaise and cocktail sauce.

Crab Legs are a delicious and as you can see, learning how to cook crab legs in the oven is quite easy. Crab legs often have quite a bit of meat inside of them, and it is often a bit of task to get it out which is half the fun of eating this dish.

I hope this article was helpful to you. Don’t hesitate to leave your comments below if you have any further question or suggestion. Bon appetit!

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