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Saturday, November 06 2010


  • 1-1/2  pounds  fresh or frozen crab legs, split*
  • 3  tablespoons  unsalted butter, melted
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1  tablespoon  lemon juice


1. Thaw crab legs, if frozen. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Place crab legs, cut side up, on the greased unheated rack of a broiler pan. Stir together butter, basil, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Brush crab legs with butter mixture. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.

2. Makes 4 (4-ounce) servings

3. Note: If split crab legs are unavailable from your grocer, purchase whole legs. Using kitchen shears, cut through the lighter colored underside of each leg. Lay partially split legs on a cutting board. Cut through each hard shell with a sharp knife, completely splitting the legs.

nutrition facts

  • Calories154, 
  • Total Fat (g)10, 
  • Saturated Fat (g)6, 
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)3,
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1, 
  • Cholesterol (mg)64, 
  • Sodium (mg)799, 
  • Carbohydrate (g)0,
  • Total Sugar (g)0, 
  • Fiber (g)0, 
  • Protein (g)15, 
  • Vitamin A (DV%)0, 
  • Vitamin C (DV%)13,
  • Calcium (DV%)5, 
  • Iron (DV%)3, 
  • Very Lean Meat (d.e.)2, 
  • Fat (d.e.)2, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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