Simmered Lemongrass Alaska Crab Legs

4 servings

Preparation Time:
5 min; Cook Time: 15 min


  1. 1 to 2 gallons water
  2. 2 bruised lemongrass stalks
  3. 4 cloves smashed garlic
  4. 4 ounces smashed ginger root
  5. 2 Tablespoons sea salt
  6. 4 pounds Alaska Crab Legs (King, Snow or Dungeness) thawed or frozen

Combine water, lemongrass, garlic, ginger and salt and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Rinse any ice glaze from frozen Alaska Crab under cold water. Add crab legs; simmer for 6 to 8 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, until heated-through. Remove crab from liquid and drain well before serving.

Cook's Tip: Serve with drawn ginger butter.

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