Steamed King Crab with Chardonnay - Lemon-Herb Splash

by Nikolai Nikitenko April 28, 2016

Steamed King Crab with Chardonnay - Lemon-Herb Splash

Steamed King crab with chardonnay-lemon-herbs splash recipe


It sounds fancy when you read it out loud, and while it definitely tastes like something you'd find in a top-tier restaurant, this recipe is surprisingly simple to make, and easy to master. It is a quick dinner option that will leave a lasting impression on any diner. Read on to learn how to cook king crab with chardonnay-lemon-herbs splash.




While the number of people this recipe serves depends on how much crab you give to each person, we think this amount is perfect for up to three people. Everyone will get a generous portion.


Cooking methods include:

Simple mixing for the sauce, and basic steaming for the crab legs.






Make the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash ahead of time and keep refrigerated. Bring it to room temperature and stir it well before serving.


Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels. Cut crab legs into smaller sections with a large knife or clean kitchen scissors, if desired.


In the bottom of a large steamer pot with an insert and a tight-fitting lid, combine the wine, water, and lemon slices. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Place crab legs in steamer insert and place over boiling mixture. Cover pan tightly and cook for 6 to 8 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, cooking just until crab is heated-through.

Serve crab drizzled with the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash; serve the remaining splash on the side for dipping.


Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash

Makes 3/4 cup


  • 6 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Chardonnay
  • 2 teaspoons minced lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.



Cook's tip: You can make the splash up to 3 days in advance and keep refrigerated. It can also be frozen for up to 1 month. It is great with any Alaska fish, scallops, or crab and also makes a great marinade for most types of seafood.


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