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Alaskan King Crab Legs with Citrus Salad

eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
edited 9:41AM in EggHead Forum
OK, the carnivore thing didn't last long, now I'm back to seafood, shellfish specifically.

My grocery store is bringing in fresh Alaskan King Crab legs for the next two to three weeks or so. I couldn't resist. They are precooked, so all I had to do was reheat them. I decided to just use the egg because I was baking dessert in the oven. I selected three legs which weighed 3 1/2 lbs and decided to serve it as part of a salad.

The citrus dressing and salad ingredients, minus the lettuce: Olive oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar, mustard, garlic, chopped parley, basil, oregano, S&P. For the salad I used red leaf lettuce, hearts of palm, artichokes, mango, and yellow pepper.


The crab legs getting ready on the egg:


The lunch was served with Dr. L's riesling and some crusty french bread:


My plate:


It made for a very refreshing lunch. The salad dressing was a good compliment to the crab legs.


  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Looks incredible, I bet the dressing was wonderful.
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Looks delishhh! I'll take king crab over lobster any day! :laugh: :)
  • Rebecca,

    Really nice!



    Caledon, ON


  • Thanks Teresa, it's a nice citrus vinegarette that goes great with seafood.
  • Julia, this crab was sooooo sweet and tender. I'm surprised I didn't eat the entire lot.
  • Why thank you Steven! :)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :P :P :P :ohmy: GOODGOSHAMITEE that looks good!
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Coon on the Egg is Mitee Tastee!!!...Coon 'Loney is even better if you serve it with sweet taters! :woohoo:
  • love to eat that way, Eenie Meenie!
    but have never had fresh, never been frozen Alaskan King Crab!!
    what a treat!!!!!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Rebecca I love those legs...but are you on a diet??? :laugh: :whistle:
  • Kari, it is indeed a treat in Ohio. My grocery has an arrangemnet with an outfit in Alaska. They never know how long they'll be supplied with the fresh crab. They are ususally supplied for about 3 weeks.

    Welcome get out that Pro Q cold smoker woman! :woohoo:
  • Beli, I didn't put my full portion on the plate, but I ate about a half kilogram! :) :) :)

    Really, don't you know crab legs don't have any calories. B)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    One serving of King Crab legs, which is about 3 ounces cooked, contains 82 calories. One leg weighing 5 ounces has about 132 calories.

    Now my very dear amiga if half a kilogram is about 18 ounces do your arithmetic...actually you are not that bad
  • Beli,I must say it was 475 calories well spent!!!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :P
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    ABSOLUTELY no doubt about that :laugh:...Gosh, why didn't I say it....
  • BashBash Posts: 1,011
    Outstanding! Makes me want to get some of those! 3.5 lbs for 3 legs - that's huge! :woohoo:

    Never done that on the egg. Did it have any smoke flavor? Maybe you could do butter on the egg to pick up some smoke...
  • Richard, it was old lump and it burned clean. There was no smoke. I would have done them in the oven but I was making dessert in the oven. I didn't want the seafood smell in the house so I used the egg. The legs were bigger than huge, they were humongous! :laugh:
  • Great looking meal! Wow!
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    So how does the DLM pure gold compare to the frozen stuff at Sam's? I've never been able to pull the trigger on the Red Crab at DLM after RTD told me about it a few years back.

    Good looking eats. We had a some Pine Club burgers for dinner. Mighty tasty but my stomach is rebelling. Stomach viruses that don't present with the bad side effects still suck.

    [edited because I really meant crab not crap LOL]
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,191
    Rebecca, beautiful cook and amazing magazine calibre photos.
  • AlaskanCAlaskanC Posts: 1,346
    I need to get new pictures though :laugh:

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,191
    Holy Crab!
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great post Rebecca. :P I had fun reading it. ;) Tim
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    that looks like a great lunch
    context is important :)
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Amazing pics Rebecca
    Very well done :)
    Some day I will have to take out a small loan and get some crab :laugh: :laugh:
  • Thanks Rich! :)
  • Dennis, this crab is exceptionally good. It is quite a splurge, but I think it is worth the extra money. In my opinion, it is better than the frozen solid crab. That being said, it is perhaps a bit less expensive than getting a steak at the Pine Club. Speaking of the Pine Club, I'm addicted to those tiny Nantucket scallops. Love em, just love em. Love their burgers as well.
  • Gary, you are such a sweetie! :)

    I still can't believe what all you accomplished this weekend. Sure wish I was 1/10 that productive.
  • Melissa, so great to hear from you! :) That is incredible to see a whole Alaskan King Crab, on an egg, no less. You are truly blessed to live in Alaska.

    Please stop by the forum more often!
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