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How to Cook Snow Crab Legs

Snow crab legs are a wonderful treat to enjoy at home. They are easy to prepare by steaming with tools you already have in your kitchen. This is a meal worth having at home and skipping the high cost of restaurant crab dinners! See video below for instructions on how to eat crab legs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 418kcal


  • 4 clusters snow crab legs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter use salted butter for this
  • 1 lemon optional
  • 2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning optional


  • Put several inches of water in a large soup pot or stock pot. (Use the amount of water needed to be below your steamer basket.)
  • Place a steamer basket or a colander in the pot, cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add thawed crab legs to the basket or colander and replace the cover.
  • Steam for 8-10 minutes until crab legs are hot through.
  • Serve hot with melted butter and lemon wedges / Old Bay Seasoning if desired.



Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg