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grilled king crab legs on a white platter with lemon wedges and melted butter
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Grilled Crab Legs

Grilled Crab Legs in foil take just 10 minutes to make on the BBQ. This easy recipe is the best way to cook king crab or snow crab at home!
Course Appetizer, Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 95kcal
Author Dee
Cost $50


  • 2 pounds king crab legs cooked


  • rinse crab legs, pat dry, and place on sheet of aluminum foil
    crab legs on sheet of foil
  • Fold top ends of foil over once or twice, and fold sides over, facing up, to form sealed foil pack
    crab in foil pack
  • Place foil packs on preheated grill on high or medium high, about 450°, and cook for 10 minutes or until crab is steaming. Carefully open foil packets, cut crab open, and serve with melted or clarified butter and lemon wedges
    crab in foil pack on grill


You may have to double the foil to prevent the crab legs from poking through.
Crab is precooked, but should be reheated until steaming and meat is opaque.
You can cook multiple foil packs using this method.


Calories: 95kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 231mg | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg