What's for dinner?
It's been a long week. Last night I had tortilla chips, salsa (I'm still working on my Nada leftovers - man that salsa is good!), and sleep for dinner. Oy... But today is a new day. I hear Kroger has a pretty good deal on crab legs - $9.99/lb. Sounds like a plan.
I bake mine with garlic and butter. More butter for dipping, corn on the cob, roasted red peppers (just because I have some that are beginning to wrinkle) and lots of lemon wedges. Mmm.... I'll put my "recipe" for the legs in the comments section.
What are you having?
*I tried to add the recipe in the comments, but it wouldn't work. It will probably show up, like, 20 times a little while from now. Anyway, here it is:
2 lbs king crab legs, split
1/2 cup butter, salted
8 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of 1 medium lemon
Parsley, dried or fresh and chopped (or not - it's really just pretty as you won't be able to taste much of it with all that garlic!)
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil (tasty and this and the butter temper each other)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium to medium low heat. Stir in garlic and saute (do not allow it to brown or it will be bitter - start over if this happens). Stir in lemon juice and parsley (if you want it). Whisk in olive oil, reduce heat and cover.
Arrange the crab legs in a large baking dish. Use a pastry brush to put butter on the legs. Bake until the legs are hot all the way through, about 25-35 minutes, depending on how big they are.
When I make these for friends, I put the whole baking dish on the table and we eat family-style, dipping the tasty meat in the butter sauce in the bottom of the pan.
Messy hands and faces are the rule. And double dipping is tempting but verboten!
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