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Grilled King Crab

Crab legs are tender with a mild sweetness and are always a welcome treat. As with many foods, they can easily be cooked over a grill. Grilling food over fire is an ancient method that predates modern history. Grilling became popular in the United States after World War II and peaked in the 1950s as a suburban backyard activity. Grills impart a light smoky flavor and are a common way to prepare food during the summer. The convenience of gas grills makes grilling accessible year round

Recipe Servings: 4

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Lay 4 sheets aluminum foil on work surface and place 1 crab leg on each sheet.
  3. Squeeze 1 lemon quarter on each crab leg.
  4. Cut ¼ cup butter into small cubes and place onto crab legs.
  5. Sprinkle parsley and chopped garlic on each crab leg.
  6. Season legs with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
  7. Cover each crab leg with remaining sheets of aluminum foil and roll top and bottom edges together to create sealed packets.
  8. Cook packets on grill until crab legs are bright pink on the outside and meat is opaque, about 20 minutes.
  9. Melt remaining butter in small pan over low heat.
  10. Serve cooked crab legs with melted butter.

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