Drunken Steamed Crab Legs

Anita’s squeamish about crab legs. When large snow crab legs went on sale here I had to sneak out and get a few pounds of them and hide them in the freezer. I waited to make them for lunch while she was at work. These drunken steamed crab legs take almost no time at all to make and came out absolutely delicious. I could’ve easily eaten more of them.

Drunken Steamed Crab Legs

I don’t find crab legs to be a lot of work to eat. You have to take your time. Crack them in the right place and have a little patience. You’ll be rewarded with one of the best flavors ever. I made drawn butter for dipping, which of course takes these drunken steamed crab legs to the next level, and I added a few grilled lemon slices.

Also try my grilled Old Bay crab legs.

Drunken Steamed Crab Legs
Print Pin
No ratings yet

Drunken Steamed Crab Legs

These drunken steamed crab legs take almost no time at all to make and came out absolutely delicious. I could’ve easily eaten more of them.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword crab, legs, steamed
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1071kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the crab legs

  • 3 bottles beer I used Michelob Ultra
  • 6 lemons cut in 1/2
  • 1 head garlic split in 1/2
  • 3 pounds crab legs split (thawed if frozen)

For the drawn butter

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter

Instructions

For the crab legs

  • Place a large stockpot with a steamer insert onto your stovetop.
  • Add the beer, 6 lemon halves and the garlic and bring to a boil.
  • Add the legs to the steamer and cover and steam for 5 minutes or until the crab legs are done.
  • Serve with drawn butter and remaining lemon halves.

For the drawn butter

  • Place the butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and let the butter settle. Do no stir.
  • Skim off the milk solids from the top.
  • Remove drawn butter (taking care to not also get the watery liquid that settles below it) to small ramekins or bowls for serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 1071kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 94g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 315mg | Sodium: 1443mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2947IU | Vitamin C: 188mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.