What Are the Different Ways to Cook Alaskan King Crab Legs?

Alaskan king crab legs can be steamed, heated in the microwave, baked or boiled. Boiling the crab legs is the recommended method.

Alaskan king crab legs are the largest type of crab legs and offer a sweet and delicate meat. They are generally more expensive than other types of crab legs because they contain more meat. Crab legs should be purchased frozen because freezing them locks in the freshness. Thaw before boiling by leaving them in the refrigerator overnight or running them under cool water in the sink until they thaw. After they are thawed, fill a large pot with cold water and add one tablespoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil, and add the crab legs. Cook the legs uncovered for four to five minutes or until they are heated through. Use tongs to remove and drain the legs, and let them cool.