How to Prepare Alaska Golden King Crab Leg Portions
Alaska Golden King crab legs are pre-cooked and flash frozen to preserve their wild-caught taste. To prepare at home, simply thaw, rinse and serve chilled or reheated.
Step 1: Thaw
If frozen, we recommend thawing Golden King crab legs in the refrigerator. Place legs on a rimmed tray, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to thaw 8–12 hours (or overnight) in the refrigerator.
We suggest using King crab legs as soon as they have been defrosted but they may also be kept for a day or two in the refrigerator.
Step 2: Prepare
Heat grill to medium-high heat.
Brush legs with olive oil and place on grill. Cook for 1–2 minutes, flip and heat for an additional 1–2 minutes until the crab meat is warm.
Fill a large pot 1/3 full with water and bring to a boil. Place legs in a steamer basket over the boiling water and cover with a lid. Heat gently for a just a few minutes. The crab will omit a crab aroma once it is warmed.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add crab legs and 1/8 inch of water to shallow baking pan. Cover with foil and bake for 3–4 minutes until just heated.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Use kitchen shears to cut open the underside of the crab legs (the white smooth part), cracking open the shell with your fingers. Pull out the crab meat, dip into melted butter and enjoy!