Crabs are the most adored food in most developed countries because they are mouth-watering and full of nutrients like proteins and minerals that will build the health of your body. After preparing the crabs with much love, serve them with unique plate layout that will appeal to the appetite of the guests. You can have crabs along with other meals to create a balanced diet. These are simple recipes for preparing crab legs quickly to save yourself from starving because of fatigue.
If you love crunchy foods then grilling the crab legs is the way to do it. The crabs must be cleaned before grilling to make them fit for consumption. You can make the crab legs to cook faster by steaming or boiling them halfway for about five minutes before you grill them. Steam or boil them before you clean them. Add flavor by seasoning the portions of crabs with olive oil, a clove of garlic, rosemary or thyme leaves that have been chopped well then toss them in olive oil. Preheat the grill and put them on it then keep turning them until they are brown on both sides. If you have soft-shell crabs, use lower heat levels when grilling to bring out the well-cooked crabs on the inside.
You can boil the crab legs to make them deliciously soft. Make sure that you mix the water in the pot with enough salt to make the crabs taste like ocean water. Lend the crab legs a unique rich flavor with some beer or wine added in the pot or skip this part. The crab legs should be seasoned with your favorite seasonings. It takes about fifteen minutes for the crabs take to float when you boil them, but that also depends on their sizes. The crabs are ready to be served hence use tongs to get them from the pot and wait for a few more minutes for them to cool.
Retain the delicious juice of the crab legs by steaming. Bring water in a pot, salt it and begin boiling it. Put the crabs in a steamer basket to steam. Use improvise steaming method that you know if there is no steamer basket. The size of the crab legs determines the time you will take to cook. Use tongs to remove the crabs from the pot or steamer basket. Allow them to cool before you clean and serve them.
The roast crab legs are a delicacy. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Clean the crabs before steaming or boiling then clean them again afterward. Do not spoil their taste by cleaning them appropriately. Use seasonings you love on the roasting pan such as oil or melted butter, aromatics, spices, herbs and more. Chilly is not suitable for seasoning crabs if you need to retain the natural flavor of the crabs. Set them on a roasting pan and cook in a hot oven until the crabs are browned and sizzling.