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All crabs have 10 legs, regardless of type. In fact, crabs are members of the order Decapoda, which translates to “decapod,” meaning 10 legs. From here, different types of crabs are divided into different infraorders, but they all share the same characteristic of being a decapod.


Eat crab legs by separating the legs from the body, cracking or cutting the legs open and pulling out the meat. This process takes only a few minutes. You need crab legs, a lobster cracker or scissors, a knife and a small fork.


King crabs' diets vary with their age and the depth at which they live in the ocean. Larval crabs float around and eat plankton, juvenile crabs fall to the ocean floor and eat other organisms that live there, and adults eat worms, bivalves, echinoderms and algae.


Frozen king crab legs can be prepared by heating the crab legs with steam, boiling them in a pot of water, grilling them on both sides over open flame or oven baking. King crab legs are usually purchased pre-cooked, and they only require reheating to make them ready to eat.


Crab legs are easy to boil, steam, bake or grill. Crab legs can even undergo a quick steam in the microwave and taste just as good as freshly prepared legs. Most people either steam or boil crab legs because it is quick and easy, but grilling or baking is simple and gives the legs a different flavor


It is necessary to thaw the crab legs overnight and have a pot of boiling water ready to go; after that, it is only necessary to cook them in the water for about five minutes, as long as they get turned several times cook them evenly. If they are properly cooked, crab legs are a delicious seafood tr


A good cooking time for crab legs depends on how they will be prepared. If boiling or steaming the crab legs, 4 to 6 minutes is usually enough. If baking the crab legs in the oven, they will take closer to 15 minutes.


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


Some simple side dishes that compliment crab legs include a fresh green salad with citrus dressing or steamed mixed vegetables seasoned with fresh herbs. Steamed artichokes or green beans go well with crab legs because these sides may be dipped in the same butter as the crab.


Crab legs stay fresh in the freezer for up to three months. The crab should be placed in freezer bags or airtight, freezer-safe containers for storage.