Baked crab legs are the easiest way to eat and prepare Alaskan king crab. Oven-baked in butter and Old Bay seasoning, the tender, succulent meat slips right out of the shell when done! This delicious seafood meal is prepared in under 30 minutes and is steamed to perfection.
1tbsp.Old Bay Seasoningplus more, divided *(see note #2)
Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking pan with large pieces of aluminum foil. Place crab legs on top of the foil in a single layer. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning, the lemon juice, and garlic. Reserve half of the mixture for dipping later.
Using a pastry brush, brush crab legs with butter mixture. Season with to taste with additional Old Bay if desired.
Tent the foil by bringing together all four sides of the aluminum foil to create a “packet” around the crab legs.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
For easy handling, allow the crab legs to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with the reserved Old Bay butter mixture for dipping.
Note #1: Snow crab legs may be used in place of king crab legs. If so, reduce cooking time by 10 minutes. (this recipe has not been tested with snow crab)Note #2: Cajun seasoning may be used in the place of Old Bay Seasoning.Serve with: