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Old Bay Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Old Bay Crab Legs on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I can eat a scary amount of crab legs. Fortunately, I don’t have to tell you just how much a ‘scary amount’ is, but when the crab legs are as great as these Old Bay crab legs cooked on my Char-Broil Big Easy, I cannot control myself.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, crab legs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1009kcal
Author Mike


  • 2 pounds King crab legs pre-cooked, defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Old Bay seasoning

For the clarified butter

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter


  • 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.


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.


Calories: 1009kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 322mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 262mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3211IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg