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Old Bay Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: The clarified butter takes longer to make than do the crab legs, so you'll want to start that first. You can also make the clarified butter ahead of time and just warm it for serving.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds steamed King crab legs defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Old Bay seasoning

For the clarified butter

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Break the crab legs at the joints if necessary so that they fit into the Big Easy basket.
  • Take a pair of kitchen scissors and make a cut along the full length of the bottoms of the legs.
  • Melt 1/4 cup of the butter in a small saucepan and add Old Bay to taste. Stir. Brush butter mixture over the legs. Don't be afraid to separate the cuts you made a bit to get some of the butter inside.
  • Place legs into the Big Easy basket and lower into the cooker.
  • Heat for 6-8 minutes. Heat less if using snow crab or smaller legs, more for bigger legs. Remember the legs are already cooked, you're just re-heating them.

For the clarified butter

  • Place the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the butter has melted reduce the heat to the lowest setting possible and then increase to maintain a very slight boil. Heat for 45 minutes.
  • Scoop out the top clear portion of melted butter and run thru a fine sieve. Discard the solids that remain at the bottom of the pan.
  • Serve hot.