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Grilled Crab Legs with Herb Butter

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Not much beats crab legs and these wood-fired legs are smokin'. Fresh crab legs are doused in an herb garlic butter, grilled and served with fresh lemons for the ultimate take on this seafood favorite.

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  • 12 Tablespoon (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed

  • 3 Tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 3 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, tarragon

  • Pinch of salt

  • 4 Pound king crab legs or dungeness grab leg clusters

  • 3 lemons, cut into wedges, for serving

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F

  • 2

    In a small cast iron saucepan, place the butter, garlic, herbs, and a pinch of salt. Place the pan directly on the grill grates close the lid, and cook for 5 minutes to melt the butter. Remove the pan from the grill and stir.

    375 ˚F

    • 12 Tablespoon (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed

    • 3 Tablespoon garlic, minced

    • 3 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, tarragon

    • Pinch of salt

  • 3

    Reserve a quarter of the herb butter for serving. If using king crab legs, split down the center and pour the herb butter over the meat. If using crab clusters, in a large mixing bowl, toss the clusters with herb butter.

    • 4 Pound king crab legs or dungeness grab leg clusters

  • 4

    Place the crab legs directly on the grill grates, meat-side-up. Close the lid, and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until hot and beginning to develop a little char on the shell.

    375 ˚F

  • 5

    Remove the crab from the grill, and serve with lemon wedges and reserved herb butter. Enjoy!

    • 3 lemons, cut into wedges, for serving

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