Snow Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Oh, how I dream back to the day that I cooked Alaskan King Crab legs on my Char-Broil Big Easy. Wow, that was great eatin’. I don’t ever need an excuse to chow down on some crab legs, so as I was wandering through the grocery store the other day and came upon a big ole package of Canadian wild-caught snow crab legs, I grabbed them.

The beauty of cooking snow crab legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy besides the fact that they taste fantastic is that they cook (well, warm up… they are already cooked) in absolutely no time at all, with no fuss at all. In no time you are devouring crab meat. Oh, and grab a bib if you’re as messy as I am when you eat crab legs.
Snow Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big EasyYou can fit a few pounds of crab legs into the Big Easy. As long as you don’t cram them in the basket really tightly they’ll cook up just fine. I like to add a few lemon slices for squeezing over the cooked legs, and I make a little clarified butter for dipping.

Also try my Big Easy Old Bay crab legs.

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Snow Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Author Mike


  • Snow crab legs and claws cooked (if frozen, thaw overnight in the fridge first)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemons some juiced, some halved
  • Clarified butter for serving, if desired


  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Squeeze a little lemon juice into some olive oil and brush the legs and claws.
  • Place legs and claws in the Big Easy basket along with the remaining lemons (halved first).
  • Place basket in the Big Easy and cook for 6 minutes. Larger legs or more legs might take longer. I pulled a small leg out after 6 minutes for a quick test and found it to be perfect.
  • Serve hot with the roasted lemons and clarified butter for dipping.