Steamed Alaskan King Crab with 3 Dipping Sauces

Steamed Alaskan King Crab is a super easy, stress-free entree to serve for any special occasion. Whip up one or all of these 3 Dipping Sauces to serve alongside or just serve with lemon and drawn butter.

Make this a meal by serving with steamed vegetables and a simple side salad.

 

Steamed Alaskan king crab

Steamed Alaskan King Crab with 3 Dipping Sauces

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, side
Cuisine: Alaskan, American, Crab, seafood, shellfish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 835 kcal
Author: Kelly D
Elegant and simple, steamed Alaskan King Crab is perfect for any special occasion meal.


Make sure you buy Alaskan King Crab - the stuff that comes from Russia is typically freezer burned and not nearly as sweet.  I lived in Alaska for a number of years, so I'm a little biased but the Alaskan boats handle the crab in a way to fetch the highest prices at the processor.


For an entree serve 1 1/2 lbs per person, as an appetizer, serve about a 1/2 pound per person.

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Ingredients

  • 6 lbs. Alaska King Crab Legs or substitute Snow or Dungeness

Spicy cocktail sauce:

  • 1/4 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 medium lemon

Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • ½ cup unsalted melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried chopped rosemary
  • 1 dash white pepper

Honey Ginger Raspberry Mustard Sauce:

  • 2 t honey
  • 2 t raspberry preserves seedless
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • ½ t prepared or fresh ginger
  • ¼ t each dry mustard and grated lemon peel
  • a dash or 2 of white pepper

Instructions

Crab

  1. Alaskan King Crab Legs (or substitute Snow or Dungeness) thawed either in the refrigerator or in cold water.
  2. Fill large dutch oven with about a ½-inch of water, add crab legs and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 4 minutes. Drain, and keep warm.
  3. Serve with dipping sauce.
  4. While crab is steaming, prepare one of the following sauces by blending ingredients in a bowl:

Spicy Cocktail Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Garlic Butter Sauce:

  1. Melt butter
  2. Add all ingredients to melted butter in a small bowl.
  3. Serve warm.

Honey Ginger Raspberry Mustard Sauce:

  1. Mix honey, raspberry preserves, and Dijon mustard together. You may want to microwave for a few seconds to make this easier to combine.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Serve cold or room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Dips can also be prepared up to 2 days in advance, re-heating butter sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Steamed Alaskan King Crab with 3 Dipping Sauces
Amount Per Serving
Calories 835 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 346mg 115%
Sodium 6299mg 262%
Potassium 1498mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 125g 250%
Vitamin A 21.3%
Vitamin C 64.5%
Calcium 32.3%
Iron 23.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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