Alaska King Crab with Dipping Sauces
Alaska King Crab with Dipping Sauces

Alaska King Crab with Dipping Sauces

By Alaskan King Crabs    ,

October 21, 2015

3 to 4 pounds Alaska Crab legs (King or Snow), thawed or frozen with dipping sauce.

• Butter Sauce
• Rouille Sauce
• Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce
• Mediterranean Dip

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


Alaska Crab legs

3 to 4 lbs Alaska Crab legs (King or Snow), Thawed or Frozen

Butter Sauce

1/2 cup Unsalted Melted Butter

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

3/4 tsp Garlic Salt

1/2 tsp Dried Dill Weed

Rouille Sauce

1/3 cup Bottled Roasted Red Peppers

2 cloves Minced Garlic

2/3 cup Low-Fat Mayonnaise

1 tsp Lemon Juice

Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce

2 cups Fresh Basil Leaves

1/2 cups Fresh Mint Leaves

1/2 cup Olive Oil

3 tbsp Toasted Walnuts

3 cloves Garlic

2 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Mediterranean Dip

1 jar (6.5 oz.) Artichoke Hearts, Drained and Chopped

1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1 cup Low-Fat Sour Cream

1 cup Low-Fat Mayonnaise

1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Dehydrated or Drained), Chopped

1 can (4 oz.) Sliced Olives, Drained

1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Chives or 2 Tablespoons Sliced Green Onions


Alaska Crab legs

1Fill large sauté or fry pan to 1/2-inch depth with water; add crab legs and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab, until heated-through. Drain and serve with dipping sauce. 10 Minutes Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Yields: 4 Servings

Butter Sauce

1Blend ingredients together in a bowl.
Note: Dips can also be prepared up to two days in advance, reheating butter sauce as needed.

Butter Sauce Nutrients per serving (includes crab): 535 calories, 24g total fat, 16g sat fat, 43% calories from fat, 227mg cholesterol, 73g protein, .5g carb, .1g fiber, 3668mg sodium, 185mg calcium, and 400mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Rouille Sauce

1Combine peppers and garlic in food processor and process until well minced. Pulse in remaining ingredients until well combined.

Rouille Sauce Nutrients per serving (includes crab): 477 calories, 16g total fat, 2g sat fat, 31% calories from fat, 181mg cholest, 73g protein, 5g carb, .4g fiber, 3704mg sodium, 191mg calcium and 400mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce

1Combine basil, mint, oil, walnuts, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor; puree until smooth. Add Parmesan and pulse until well combined.
Variation: For a creamier sauce, combine 1/4 cup Basil-Mint Pesto sauce with 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise.

Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce Nutrients per serving (includes crab): 680 calories, 36g total fat, 6g sat fat, 49% calories from fat, 79g protein, 6g carb, 4g fiber, 3516mg sodium, 431mg calcium and 1300mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Mediterranean Dip

1Blend artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and chives in bowl.
Variation: Bake at 350ºF until bubbly.

Mediterranean Dip Nutrients per serving (includes crab): 485 calories, 21g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 41% calories from fat, 141mg cholesterol, 55g protein, 12g carbohydrate, 2g fiber 3040mg sodium, 368mg calcium and 300mg omega-3 fatty acids.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute


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