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Reheating Crab Legs Recipe (4 Best Ways)

Knowing How to Reheat Crab Legs properly at home is an essential skill for any seafood lover. It’s so easy to overcook crab meat, leaving it rubbery and unappetizing. Whether thawed or frozen, keep reading to find out the best methods for keeping crab legs succulent and flavorful after reheating.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Reheat Crab Legs
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds crab legs king crab or snow crab (thawed)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Ensure your crab legs are thawed completely before use.

Reheat Crab Legs on the Stove Top (Boiled Crab Legs)

  • Fill a large stock pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the defrosted crab legs to the pot, submerging completely.
  • Cover the pot and cook for 4-5 minutes depending on size.
  • Remove from water, and serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.

Reheat Crab Legs in a Steamer (Steamed Crab Legs)

  • Fill a large pot with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.
  • Place the steamer basket in the pot.
  • Add the crab legs to the steamer basket. Cover and steam for 6-7 minutes.
  • Remove from the steamer and serve with lemon wedges and melted butter.

Reheat Crab Legs in the Oven (Baked Crab Legs)

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place the crab legs on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and serve with lemon wedges and melted butter.

Reheat Crab Legs on the Grill (Grilled Crab Legs)

  • Preheat the grill to medium or 350°F.
  • Place the crab legs on the grill and brush with melted butter.
  • Cover and grill for 5 minutes. Then flip and cook the second side for 4-5 more minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and serve with lemon wedges and melted butter.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.