Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs

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sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2006/11/27 17:49:00
Just bought 2 king crab legs, frozen (about 18 in. long , one has a claw) 2 1/4 lbs. how would you heat them up from 1/2 thawed? Boiling waterprobably, how long?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/11/27 18:25:39
Toss some crab boil in the water and steam them. Ten minutes certainly ought to do it, although for that small amount I'd likely take them out after five minutes of steaming.
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/11/27 18:56:56
How THICK in diameter are they???
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/11/28 18:29:19
Thanks Michael, Isplit the difference 71/2 mins. came out great. probably 1 1/2 lbs. of meat.
Adjudictor, probably about 1 1/2-1 3/4" in dia.
For $9.98 per lb , definatly by them again. (Russian caught) what happens to all those caught by Tthe Alaska fisherman we see on the Discovery Channel?
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/11/28 18:31:49
Forgot to mention I purchased them at Sam's Club
jeepguy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/11/28 19:26:46
If you got a pound and a half of meat out of two 18" crablegs, i'll be a monkey's uncle.
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/12/03 19:44:32
Sorry there Magla gorila, I didn't have a scale, but it had to be a lb. or a little more.
GCD1962
Hamburger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/12/03 21:50:26
King Crab is already cooked and only needs to be heated. Don't overcook ! 10 Minutes steaming is way too much. My favorite way is to thaw the legs then remove all the meat. I then either saute in butter, or put in a baking dish with butter and some bread crumbs and back just until the butter is hot. The Russians are in super abundance and sold cheaply. Taste is ok, but not quite as good as the Alaskan. With the Alaskan you can get is either frozen or fresh cooked in season if you know the right suppliers. (it's always cooked as it spoils very quickly). Quality Alaska King Crab will cost from $3 to $6 per pound more than the Russian.
sk bob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/12/07 22:07:21
I'd rather have the taste of the crab meat right out of the shell , 7 1/2 mins. was perfect.
sorry I'm not a Quoiunisor, konasewer etc. this is Road Food.
derf315
Junior Burger
RE: Frozen precooked Alaskan King crab legs 2006/12/07 23:35:03
I've had good luck placing them on an oven rack and right into a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes or so right from their frozen state. That way they kind of reheat in their own juices and the shell also creates a flavor vaccum. Take them out, let them rest for a minute or so and dive in. Cooking times may vary due to amount and oven ability.