Grilled Old Bay Crab Legs

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Based on a recipe from Traeger Grills


  • 3 pounds crab legs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lemon quartered


  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking at 350 F.
  • Place crab legs in a disposable aluminum pan. If the legs are too long you may have to cut them at the joints to make them fit.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Add the garlic.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Pour mixture over the crab legs.
  • Sprinkle with the Old Bay and toss to coat.
  • Transfer to the grill and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the crab is done, basting occasionally.
  • Grill the lemon quarters while you are cooking the crab legs and then transfer to the pan with the crab.
  • Remove crab legs to a platter and transfer any remaining drippings to a bowl for dipping.