The Cuisineist kitchens have been hard at work, per our readers request to find a “good” recipe for King Crab Legs.
After putting this dish to the test in our kitchens , we highly recommend this easy, tasty recipe for you, our readers. Before you delve into this delicious recipe, you may want to check out the right amount of pounds of crab legs to serve per person so you are not cooking too much and can make it to the right specifications, unless you want to save some for later!
Ingredients :
3 pounds Alaska King Crab legs, thawed or frozen
1 cup Chardonnay
1 cup water
1 lemon, cut into 8 slices
Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash (recipe follows)

Directions :
Make the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash ahead and keep refrigerated. Bring it to room temperature and stir it well before serving.

Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels. Cut crab legs into smaller sections with a large knife or clean kitchen scissors, if desired.

In the bottom of a large steamer pot with an insert and a tight-fitting lid, combine the wine, water and lemon slices. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Place crab legs in steamer insert and place over boiling mixture. Cover pan tightly and cook for 6 to 8 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, cooking just until crab is heated-through.

Serve crab drizzled with the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash; pass the remaining splash on the side.

Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash:

6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Chardonnay
2 teaspoons minced lemon zest
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil
1 Tablespoon minced parsley
1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all the ingredients well.

Makes 3/4 cup

Serve and Enjoy !