How to Cook Snow Crab Legs

Also known as Chionoecetes, snow crab is a species that can be found in the Atlantic Ocean as well as in the northern Pacific Ocean. The seafood is commonly caught in the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska and the Sea of Japan. The legs of Chionoecetes are usually used as key ingredients in special dishes. To know how to cook snow crab legs, featured below are recipes of some of the most delicious and delectable dishes that you can easily cook or prepare.

Maryland Style Snow Crab Legs

The ingredients for this special recipe are four pounds snow crab legs, four cups Old Bay seasoning, 32 ounces of beer as well as four ears corn. Put a strainer at the bottom of a large stockpot that can hold a minimum of 20 quarts of liquid. Pour beer in the stockpot. Arrange the crab legs in the pot. Make sure that the legs are submerged in the beer. Wait for the beer to boil. Add the Old Bay seasoning and arrange the corn in the pot. Steam the crab legs for 15 minutes. Remove the crab legs and steam the corn for another 15 minutes. Arrange the crab legs and corn in a clean plate. Serve immediately.

Snow Crab with Sauce

For this tasty viand, you will use 1 ½ pounds single cut snow crab legs, two tablespoons minced onions, a garlic clove, a tablespoon of margarine, a small can of tomato sauce, ¼ cup catsup and ¼ teaspoon crushed oregano. Wash the seafood and cut into small pieces. Melt margarine in a skillet and sauté garlic and onion. Add the tomato sauce, crushed oregano and catsup. Stir the sauce and add the seafood. Cover the skillet and cook the dish for 10 minutes.

Crab Mock Tofu

This special viand contains eight snow crab legs, five eggs and 160 ml. chicken stock or fish stock. For the soup, you need a tablespoon of kanimiso, a teaspoon of the stock, a tablespoon potato starch, a stalk of asparagus. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add the stock. Strain the mixture. Pour the mixture in a small saucepan and add the seafood. Steam the dish for 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Mix the ingredients for the soup. Heat the soup in another pan for 10 minutes. Transfer the soup in a large bowl and add the seafood together with the omelet-like tofu. To enjoy this dish, you need to serve it while hot.

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