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King Crab Legs


1-2 lbs king crab legs
2 cups white wine
a few celery stalks
3-4 cloves smashed garlic
1 chopped onion
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp peppercorns
And any herbs you have laying around (bay leaves, cilantro, etc.)

Lemon Butter Sauce:

2 lemons
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp peppercorns


The more fragrant the stock, the tastier the crab.

This is easiest with a large pasta pot with a built-in collander. Put all the ingredients in the stockpot except for the crab legs. Bring the liquid to a boil and lower it back down to medium. Put the collander into the stockpot and put in your crab legs. Cover with a lid and let the crab steam for about 10 minutes. That’s all it takes.

For the lemon butter sauce, simply heat the butter under medium heat in a saucepan and add the lemon and peppercorns Mix together and serve hot with the crab legs.

George Christidis