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Steamed Crab Legs

How to cook delicious crab legs with a steamer in under 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Crab Legs, Steamed Crab, Steamed Crab Legs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $20


  • Frozen crab legs
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Melted butter or dash of virgin olive oil
  • Lemon wedges


  • First, pour two cups of water into the steamer and bring to the boil.
  • Then, place your crab legs inside the steamer basket and wait for water to boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, place the steamer basket with the crab legs inside the steamer and set the timer for about 7 minutes.
  • Check that the crab legs are cooked by touching them, and if they are hot to the touch and smelling delicious, then they are ready.
  • When ready, remove the crab legs from the steamer, and place them on a plate.
  • Add some melted butter or extra virgin olive oil with a squeeze of a lemon wedge to serve, or top with garlic butter.