When I was a child, I HATED seafood. I especially disliked crab legs because it seemed so barbaric literally eating the meat out of a carcass.
Honey….. now?!! I loveeeeee me some seafood. I can’t get enough of it, and days like this when I craved seafood so bad, I have to make me a seafood tray featuring my cilantro garlic butter sauce to throw on top of all this deliciousness! Seafood trays can be pricey so a great way to cut the price… is to make it yourself! It’s so easy and so delicious!
I LOVE king crab legs (my favorite… but pricey) but feel free to use whatever crab legs you like such as snow crab legs (which I use sometimes too). I also added shrimp, potatoes and corn because I already have a muffin top, I might as well add a few more carbs to the mix. You can also add sausage which I add occasionally. If you want to eat a vegetable with it, I recommend artichokes.
I like to add lots of seafood seasoning (*cough* ol bay *cough*) to my tray. You can literally throw everything in one pot (minus the crab legs, which I like to steam in a separate pot with beer, lemon and ol bay seasoning). Again, seafood trays are easy. If its hard, you’re doing too much!
Crab Leg Ingredients:
4-6 King Crab Legs
Beer (I use whatever is cheap at the store)
Old Bay or Seafood Seasoning (to taste)
2 Lemons cut in half
Red Potatoes or any small potatoes
Directions: In one pot, bring 5 quarts of water to boil. Squeeze lemon juice into water and then add the lemon halves to water. Add seafood seasonings (to taste). Add potatoes and allow to cook until tender (remember the smaller the potatoes, the quicker they cook!). Once tender add in frozen corn (5-8 minutes). Reduce heat to medium low and add shrimp (should be completely submerged) (about 5 minutes). Feel free to add more seafood seasonings as you add each component to the pot. If you’re adding in sausage, you would throw it in the pot right before the shrimp.
In a separate pot combine beer, seafood seasoning and lemon halves. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium, add crab legs and cover pot. Allow to steam for 10 minutes (crab legs should be red).
2 sticks of melted unsalted butter
3 tbsp crushed garlic
8 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp onion power
Salt & Pepper(to taste)
1-2 tbsp of lemon juice
Directions: Add all of the butter sauce ingredients together and wisk together until its thick. Pour on the tray!