Steamed Alaska King Crab

Steamed Alaska red king crab legs and claws with dipping sauces

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings



Cut king crab into serving sized pieces; steam on rack over 3/4 inch boiling water 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with hot melted butter or try the alternative sauces below.

Spicy Tomato Relish:

In food processor or blender finely chop 1/2 cup coarsely chopped tomato, 2 tablespoons catsup, 2 tablespoons each coarsely chopped celery and green pepper; 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped onion, 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped parsley, 1/8 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce and dash garlic salt. Do not purée mixture. Makes 3/4 cup.

Shallot Cream Sauce:

Sauté 3 tablespoons minced shallots or onion in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine until softened. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour and 1/8 teaspoon each crushed dill weed and pepper. Cook and stir about 1 minute. Blend in 1/2 cup dairy sour cream; salt to taste. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Butter Sauce
Garlic Onion Cream Sauce
Paprika Cream Sauce
Scampi Butter Sauce