Steamed King Crab with Chardonnay - Lemon-Herb Splash
Steamed King crab legs with chardonnay-lemon-herbs splash recipe
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.
Crab cooking methods include:
Simple mixing for the sauce, and basic steaming crab legs.
- 3 pounds Alaska Crab legs (King Crab, SnowCrab or Dungeness Crab), thawed or frozen
- 1 cup Chardonnay
- 1 cup water
- 1 lemon, cut into 8 slices
- Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash (recipe follows)
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 Alaskan King Crab leg under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels. Cut King crab legs from Alaska 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 Alaska crab legs in steamer insert and place over boiling mixture. Cover pan tightly and cook for 6 to 8 minutes for frozen crab legs or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, cooking just until King crabs is heated-through.
Serve Alaskan crabs drizzled with the Chardonnay-Lemon-Herb Splash; serve the remaining splash on the side for dipping.
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 fish, scallops, or crab from Alaska and also makes a great marinade for most types of seafood.
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