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Traeger Crab Legs

Traeger Crab Legs

By Traeger Kitchen

For a quick and easy meal that will impress your guests, bring these buttery Traegered crab legs to the table.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

30 Min

Pellets

Apple

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

4

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Units of Measurement:
main
3 Pound crab legs, thawed and halved
1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
2 Tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
Traeger Fin & Feather Rub or Old Bay Seasoning, plus more to taste
Lemon wedges, for serving
Chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, for garnish

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    If the crab legs are too long to fit in a roasting pan, break them down by twisting (or use a heavy knife or cleaver) at the joints. Split the shells open lengthwise. Transfer to the roasting pan.

  • 3

    In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, lemon juice, and garlic.

  • 4

    Pour the butter mixture over the crab legs, turning to coat. Sprinkle the Traeger Fin & Feather Rub over the legs.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    00:20

  • 5

    Place the roasting pan on the grill grates, close the lid, and cook the crab legs, basting once or twice with the butter sauce from the bottom of the pan, until warmed through, 20-30 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    00:30

  • 6

    Transfer the crab legs to a large platter and divide the accumulated butter and juices from the bottom of the pan between 4 dipping bowls. Serve with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of parsley. Enjoy!

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