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How to Cook King Crab Legs

I love King Crab Legs! It is a great yet simple dinner! It only takes 3 minutes to cook King Crab Legs!

Funny story! One day Craig and I had a date night (LONG before we had children) at Joe’s Crab Shack.  The beautiful King Crab Legs came and I asked for melted butter with my crab, and to make sure it wasn’t an oil blend with butter. The waiter said they didn’t have any plain butter, only mixed with vegetable oil! WHAT! NO BUTTER? It is a hydrogenated oil mixture! We ate the crab without butter and I quickly learned how to cook King Crab Legs at home! Cheaper and so simple!

It is my 40th birthday on September 2nd and since there will not be a fantastic 40th birthday party, all I ask it to have the day with my boys and for them to make me King Crab Legs for dinner!

This is a perfect treat for Labor Day weekend coming up! Get your crab legs HERE! 

I LOVE ordering my seafood and fish from Sizzlefish! I don’t have to go to the store and I can spend more time outside enjoying the summer! Sizzlefish is super kind small company that knows seafood! I never liked seafood before, but now I order from Sizzlefish and I get their amazing Alaskan Halibut every month along with their Crab Legs and Lobster for a once a month treat! Why not? We do not go out to eat, so we have date nights at home with a delicious King Crab Leg dinner!

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King Crab Legs are also a PERFECT Protein Sparing Modified Fast meal! Protein Sparing days REALLY speed up weight loss and fat burning. I have a best-selling Protein Sparing Modified Fasting cookbook filled with amazing recipes!

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How to Cook King Crab Legs

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Carnivore, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish and Seafood, Main Course, Nut Free, PSMF Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 130


  • 2 poundsSIZZLEFISH king crab clusters thawed if frozen
  • 1 tablespoon Redmond Real salt use code Maria15 for 15% off!


  • ½ cup butter melted, for serving (omit if dairy free and for PSMF macros)


  • Make a small cut lengthwise in the shell of each crab leg.
  • Fill a large pot with water. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Add the crab legs and reduce the temperature to a simmer for 3 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated through.
  • Transfer the crab legs to a serving platter and serve with the melted duck fat.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes, or until heated through.


Calories: 130 | Fat: 2g | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Fiber: 0g | P:E Ratio: 15



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Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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