Crabs have proteins and minerals from seawater that help in building muscles, tendons and bones. Prepare the crabs with the appropriate cooking style and serve them like a professional chef to leave your family and guests licking their fingers. Several meals are tasty when eaten with crabs. If you have a busy schedule use these simple cooking styles to prepare crab legs within a few minutes preparing crabs.
If you love crunchy foods then grilling the crab legs is the way to do it. It is hygienic grill cleaned crab legs hence wash them well. You can make the crab legs to cook faster by steaming or boiling them halfway for about five minutes before you grill them. They should cool and cleaned for a second time after boiling or steaming. Season the crabs with some olive oil, a minced clove of garlic and chopped rosemary or thyme leaves as you toss them into olive oil to add flavor. Use a hot grill to make the crabs have a beautiful brownness on both sides. You need to grill crabs with soft shells with lower temperatures to prevent burning before they are ready on the inside.
The majority of people boil crabs because it brings out the softness in the crabs that make it easy for children and seniors to chew. The water in the pot needs enough salting to make the crabs to have the saltiness of water in the ocean. Add some beer or wine before boiling the crabs to generate a unique flavor, but this step can be ignored. Add more flavor with seasonings that you want. It takes about fifteen minutes for the crabs take to float when you boil them, but that also depends on their sizes. Remove the crabs using tongs and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving because they are oily and very hot.
Retain the delicious juice of the crab legs by steaming. Boil a large-sized pot with saltwater. The steamer basket is suitable for steaming the crabs. Alternatively, pile the crabs into the pot and let the bottom crabs boil slightly as they act as a platform for the other crabs to steam if you have no steamer basket. The large crabs take longer time to be ready. Remove the crabs from the pot or steamer basket with the help of tongs. Give them time to cool or clean them with cold water to make them cool faster then serve the crabs.
The roast crab legs are a delicacy. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Quickly clean the crabs, boil or steam the crabs then clean them again. Do not spoil their taste by cleaning them appropriately. Use seasonings you love on the roasting pan such as oil or melted butter, aromatics, spices, herbs and more. Chilly is not suitable for seasoning crabs if you need to retain the natural flavor of the crabs. Roast the crabs for about ten minutes in the oven until they turn brown and allow them to cool then serve.