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How to Cook Crab Legs at Home

When visiting Myrtle Beach, SC, you’ll quickly learn that crab legs are a must-have for all vacationers. There are several restaurants in the area that serve crab legs, including Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood where endless crab legs are included in everyone’s buffet. Crab legs are a common favorite among so many, but what about when you leave Myrtle Beach? Here are three delicious ways that you can cook crab legs at home, so you can enjoy them even when you aren’t at the beach.

  1. How to Steam Crab Legs
    1. Bring about 3 cups of water to a boil (amount may vary, keep water level below the strainer inserted in step 2)
    2. Insert a strainer into the top of the pot
    3. Rinse off any ice on the crab legs
    4. Place the crab legs in the strainer and cover the pot
    5. Steam the crab legs for 5-13 minutes, or until heated thoroughly
    6. Safely remove the crab legs and serve
  2. How to Boil Crab Legs
    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add desired seasoning
    2. Drop the crab legs in the pot
    3. Boil for 4-6 minutes, or until heated thoroughly
    4. Safely remove the crab legs and serve
  3. How to Bake Crab Legs
    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F
    2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the crab legs on top
    3. Top with lemon juice or any desired seasoning
    4. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until heated thoroughly
    5. Remove from oven and serve

Now that you know how to cook crab legs at home, you can enjoy them just like when you’re on vacation. Most seafood restaurants in Myrtle Beach, SC serve steamed crab legs, but try all three ways described above and let us know which you like best!