Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe

Indulge in a seafood feast with our Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce recipe, a sumptuous offering that effortlessly marries the sweetness of crab meat with the rich and decadent tones of garlic butter. Uncover the secret to a perfectly executed, restaurant-quality dish from the comfort of your home. Our step-by-step guide will ensure that you unlock every bit of flavor from the crab legs, enhancing it with a luxurious, garlicky butter sauce. This Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce recipe is a delight for all seafood lovers, providing an experience that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 4 pounds of crab legs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste


  1. Rinse crab legs under cold water and pat dry.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the crab legs on a baking tray and heat for 15 minutes until thoroughly warmed.
  3. While the crab is in the oven, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add lemon juice, chopped parsley, and salt. Stir and cook for a minute.
  5. Remove the crab legs from the oven and use a brush to apply the garlic butter sauce, ensuring all areas are covered.
  6. Serve the crab legs hot, accompanied by extra garlic butter sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 45 g
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Sodium: 2200 mg

Note: Nutritional values can vary depending on the size of crab legs and the exact amount of sauce used.