Drunken Crab

December 27, 2009

A couple of days before I drove home for Christmas, my momm called all excited.  She’d found king crab legs on sale at the local market and bought nearly 4 pounds of them.  We boiled them in this delicious mixture for Christmas dinner and served them up with garlic butter.  It turned out much better than anyone expected!  Note to the reader:  use the biggest stockpot you’ve got.  Ours was small enough that I had to crack the legs into smaller pieces and shift them around during cooking so everyone got some time in the hot broth!

You will need:

  • 4 lbs king crab legs
  • 6 bottles amber ale (we used Dos Equis)
  • 5 lemons, juiced
  • 2 heads of garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter

Then you…

  1. Combine ale, lemon juice, and 1 1/2 heads of the garlic in a large stockpot.  Bring to a boil.
  2. Add the crab legs, cover and boil for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Melt the butter with remaining garlic.
  4. Strain the crab legs and serve hot with the drawn butter!


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