Smoky Grilled Alaska King Crab Legs
Smoky Grilled Alaska King Crab Legs

Grilled Alaska King Crab Legs

By Alaskan King Crabs    

October 24, 2015

Great Smoky Grilled Alaska King Crab Legs

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 to 6 Servings


2 to 3 pounds Alaska King Crab legs, frozen or thawed

2 to 3 Tablespoons olive oil

2 to 3 teaspoons Cafe Solé Seafood Grill Spice or favorite seafood spice blend

2 large sheets (18-inches wide) heavy duty aluminum foil


1Preheat grill to medium-high heat (450ºF).

2Rinse frozen Alaska King Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels.

3For each pound of crab, use 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon of seafood spice. Blend olive oil and seasoning. Place crab legs on foil sheet and pour or brush oil blend onto legs. Lay second foil sheet over crab and thoroughly crimp edges to seal foil, leaving room for heat circulation inside.

4To cook, slide foil bag onto heated grill and cook 8 to 10 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for thawed crab.

10 Minutes

VARIATION: Soak wood chips (alder, cedar, apple, etc.) in water for 30 minutes; drain. Add chips to coals. Grill rinsed and dried crab legs on baking sheet until crab is heated-through.

Nutrients per serving: 255 calories, 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 31% calories from fat, 95mg cholesterol, 42g protein, 0.3g carbohydrate, 0.1g fiber, 2007mg sodium, 108mg calcium and 500mg omega-3 fatty acids.

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


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