Grilling Snow Crab Legs

Grilling Snow Crab Legs
How to Grill Snow Crab Legs

There is no doubt about it, our family loves crab legs. If you like crab legs and give this method a try, you may never buy crab legs in a restaurant again.

Your local grocery store should have snow crab legs in the freezer section or seafood section of the store. Check to see if they are fully cooked, they should be, so all you really have to do is heat them up.

Grilled snow crab legs

We started off with 5.5 lbs. of snow crab legs and let them thaw. Fran melted 1/2 stick of butter and I mixed in 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and lightly brushed the crab legs on both sides.

I fired up the charcoal chimney to get the coals nice and hot. You can also do this on a gas grill. I would use the medium setting for a gas grill.

 I set the hot coals about 5 or 6-inches from the cooking grates. Set the crab legs on the grill and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Caution: It's best to have a spray bottle handy for any flare-ups, you don't want to burn the crab legs. 

Grilling Snow Crab Legs:

4 tablespoons of butter melted.
1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
4 to 5 lbs. of crab legs (enough for 4 people) or you can adjust accordingly.
More melted butter for serving.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it 

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  1. now, that I have a yard. I really need to get a grill so I can make these.

    1. Well, I guess a yard and grill go hand and hand!! I hope you get a grill soon. If you like crab legs this is the way to do it. Thanks Brenda.

  2. Haven't seen these before. I have to admit when I saw them, I was a bit taken aback. How do you eat them?


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