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Grilled Crab Legs with Herb Butter

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

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.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 12 Tablespoon unsalted butter, cubed

  • 3 Tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 3 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Herbs, Such As Tarragon, Parsley, Basil or Combination

  • salt

  • 4 Pound King Crab Legs or Dungeness Crab Leg Clusters

  • 3 Whole lemons, cut into wedges

Steps

  • 1

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

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  • 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.

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    Ingredients

    • 12 Tablespoon unsalted butter, cubed

    • 3 Tablespoon garlic, minced

    • 3 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Herbs, Such As Tarragon, Parsley, Basil or Combination

    • Pinch 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.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Pound King Crab Legs or Dungeness Crab 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.

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  • 5

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

    Ingredients

    • 3 Whole lemons, cut into wedges

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