Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce1



1 lb (453.59g) king crab legs
4 tablespoons (56g) melted unsalted butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced (approximately 1 tablespoon)
1-2 teaspoons (4g-8g) Creole seasoning
½ tablespoon (7.5ml) lemon juice
1 tablespoon (3g) chopped chives or parsley
Lemon wedges for serving
Let's proceed with the simple steps to create this delectable dish:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare the crab legs by cutting them in half, ensuring the succulent crab flesh is visible. Use kitchen shears or scissors for this task.

Place the crab legs in an oven-safe pan or on a baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, and Creole seasoning. Microwave the mixture for approximately one minute.

Remove the bowl from the microwave and add the lemon juice. Stir well to thoroughly mix the flavors.

Brush the butter mixture generously over the crab legs, reserving any excess sauce for serving.

Transfer the crab legs to the preheated oven and bake for about 5 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated through.

Once baked, sprinkle the crab legs with the chopped chives or parsley for added freshness and visual appeal.

Serve the Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce immediately, accompanied by the remaining sauce and lemon wedges for squeezing over the meat.

Prepare to savor the delightful flavors of tender crab meat drenched in a savory butter sauce. Enjoy this culinary masterpiece as a delightful appetizer or main course, and relish the taste of the sea from the comfort of your own home.