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Old 12-23-2006, 08:18 AM   #1
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How do I heat frozen cooked Crab legs?

Bought king crab (frozen) for Christmas eve. What is best method of cooking? I understand they are precooked when we buy and need only short time boiled or steamed.

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Old 12-23-2006, 08:34 AM   #2
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Steam them and serve with butter.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:18 AM   #3
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Wrap in damp paper towels and microwave for a minute.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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I agree with steaming - they're good with cocktail sauce too!
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:07 AM   #5
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Wow, learn something new everyday! We boiled ours and it stunk up the whole house - the next time we boiled them on the grill and it was much better - never thought of steaming them! Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:36 AM   #6
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If you don't have a garge enough steamer. Put a baking rack into a roasting pan. Pour in enough boiling water to cover bottom with a 1/2 inch, place legs in and cover with aluminum foil. Bake at 400 degrees till hot.


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Old 12-23-2006, 12:18 PM   #7
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Wow, learn something new everyday! We boiled ours and it stunk up the whole house - the next time we boiled them on the grill and it was much better - never thought of steaming them! Thanks!
They are already cooked. Steaming is gentler just heats them through without losing any more juices from them.
They could be grilled, I suppose.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:39 PM   #8
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All I know is that there was a huge box of them for sale at Costco this morning for $185. Giant box, giant legs.

Wonder if anyone bought it.
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All I know is that there was a huge box of them for sale at Costco this morning for $185. Giant box, giant legs.

Wonder if anyone bought it.
They have been pretty much on sale around here for $10/lb. for a while.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:10 PM   #10
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For a flavorful and spicy crab dish, you can try the famous Singapore chilli crab. The recipe is here.

Even though this recipe is used in Singapore for hard-shell land crabs, usually from Sri Lanka or Australia it should also work for king crab as well because the latter is a hard-shell crab too.
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