Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce Recipe

Indulge in the succulent flavors of baked crab legs smothered in a rich butter sauce. This recipe promises a delightful blend of savory and buttery goodness that will leave your taste buds longing for more.


  • 2 pounds crab legs, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Rinse the crab legs under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  3. Arrange the crab legs in a single layer in a baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, paprika, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  5. Pour the butter sauce over the crab legs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crab legs are heated through.
  7. Remove the foil and switch the oven to broil. Broil the crab legs for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the butter sauce starts to bubble and the crab legs turn slightly golden.
  8. Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven. Serve the baked crab legs hot with lemon wedges on the side.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy your delightful feast!

Note: Be cautious when handling hot dishes and shellfish. Enjoy your delicious baked crab legs responsibly!

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