Crabs are very delicious, thanks to their delightful taste and exquisite flavor. The legs are packed with meat, which are used as primary ingredients for cooking numerous delectable dishes. For those who want to enjoy such delicious treats, it is good to learn how to cook crab legs. Here is a quick look at three simple and easy-to-cook crab leg recipes, namely Crab Leg Salad, Crab Leg Pizza as well as Grilled Crab Legs.
Crab Leg Salad
For this particular recipe, prepare a pound of cooked shrimp, a pound of crabmeat and a pound of imitation crab legs. At the same time, bring in ½-tablespoon of mustard, 2-tablespoons of mayonnaise and two ribs of celery. For the seasoning, prepare at least a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper. Chop the celery, shrimps and crab legs into medium-size pieces. In a nice clean plate, combine celery seed, pepper, salt, mustard and mayonnaise. Mix thoroughly until flavors are evenly distributed. As an option, you can add lettuce leaves.
Crab Leg Pizza
Perfect for pizza-lovers, this recipe needs 1½-pounds of pizza dough, a cup of olive oil and 4-pieces of finely chopped cloves garlic. Furthermore, bring in at least 12-ounces of mozzarella cheese and 16-ounces of crab legs. In a small cup, put the chopped garlic and mixed it with oil. Set the microwave oven on high heat. Place the cup inside for approximately one to two minutes.
Take out the pizza tray and apply light grease. Lay the dough on top of it. Apply some grease at the upper side of the dough. Place the pizza tray inside a preheated oven set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. When the dough is crusty, put some garlic and oil on top of it. Likewise, put the cheese at the top as well. Add crab legs on the pizza. Put the pizza once again inside the oven and then heat it up once again for at least five minutes more until the bottom part is done.
Grilled Crab Legs
The ingredients for this tasty dish include 2-pieces of minced cloves garlic, ¼-cup of olive oil and ¼-cup butter. Likewise, bring in at least 2-pounds of Alaska King crab legs, ½-teaspoon of rosemary and ½-teaspoon of thyme. Additional ingredients include a piece of eggplant, a piece of red bell pepper and zucchini, all sliced thickly.
Set the stove to medium-high heat. Place a small saucepan on top of it. Pour in the olive oil and then melt the butter. Add the rosemary, thyme and garlic, and then stir them well to distribute the flavors. Take the pan off the heat. Put the crab legs on top of a nice clean medium-heat grill. Be sure that the grill is well oiled. Cook the legs for about four minutes and then brush them with butter occasionally. After cooking, dip the legs in the special butter sauce and enjoy eating.