There's nothing quite like Alaskan king crab … light, sweet, firm, succulent, fresh, and simply irresistible.
It's great when served chilled with cocktail sauce or garlic butter, or steamed and accompanied by a great sauce of your own making.
These two choices for steaming hot king crab are well worth the effort and make great appetizers.
King Crab with Two Sauces
Courtesy of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
Crab cooking instructions
Fill a saucepan with 1 inch of water: place thawed King crab leg sections over the water in a veggie steamer or sieve and steam, covered, for 5‒8 minutes. Serve with either dipping sauce.
1/3 cup bottled roasted red peppers
2 cloves minced garlic
2/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
Combine peppers and garlic in a food processor and process until well minced. Pulse in remaining ingredients until well combined.
Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lightly toasted organic walnuts
3 cloves garlic
3 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Combine basil, mint, oil, walnuts, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor; puree until smooth. Add Parmesan and pulse until well combined.