How long do you steam king crab legs for?

Chef's answer
How to Steam King Crab Legs
  • Add a basket to a large pot along with a few cups of water.
  • Add the crab legs to the basket. Feel free to bend them at the joint to make them fit.
  • Place the lid of the pot on. ...
  • Steam for about 5-7 minutes.
  • 16 Nov 2020
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    Steps
  • Fill large stockpot or Dutch oven half full with water
  • Do not overcook crab legs. They are already fully cooked and it's just a matter of heating them through for a maximum of 4 minutes, or until hot to the touch. Over cooking the crab, and letting it sit too long in the water causes the meat to turn yellowish in colour and give it a strong fishy odour.
    Cook the crabs for about 18-20 minutes, depending on size. The crabs are done when they turn orange and the meat flakes when tested with a fork. Carefully remove the crabs from the pot with clean tongs and serve on a platter with a sprinkling of seafood seasoning and some lemon wedges.
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    One at a time, grasp crabs as described above and plunge them headfirst into the boiling water
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