Sunday, January 4, 2009

Crab Feast

Continuing with our New Year's feasts...
On New Year's Eve my dad offered to treated us to a crab leg feed. We are big fans of that sweet, rich shellfish. So, we covered the table with a big vinyl cloth, roasted some potatoes & melted lots of butter.
Then we roasted 6 lbs of snow crab clusters & dove in. Yes, you read that right we roasted them. I know it sounds odd & most people steam crab legs but we find roasting them is a simple way to reheat precooked legs.

Roasted Crab Legs

Precooked crab legs
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 F.
Crab(this is only half our crab!)
Place legs on a baking sheet & brush some olive oil on the shells. Bake for 8 minutes & serve.


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. What a fun feast to have in the new year!

LaFleur said...

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Lori said...

We had a seafood New Years too. Calamari and shrimp. Yum!

I think next year we shold do crab! It looks so good!

giz said...

I always thought crab was a big deal to prepare - clearly not. Such a fun thing for a family activity and delicious too.

Deborah said...

Crab legs are one of my favorite things!!

Peter M said...

Yum, is it dinner time yet? I find crab to be tastier than lobster...really.

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

What a feast. Nothing beats just digging into crab. Perfect!

Thanks for the tip re roasting the crab legs.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Just buying the legs looks so much easier than mucking around with the body shells!

Anonymous said...

Just a question, please...
Are the legs frozen? or thawed when you roast them? They look thawed in the photo...
Thanks... I'm thinking this may be a Christmas feast.

kat said...

Beth - They were precooked but not frozen before roasting. It was a great holiday feast for us.

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