Baked Crab Legs in Butter Sauce

Baked crab legs in butter sauce is a mouthwatering seafood dish that is easy to prepare and bursting with flavor. Here’s a recipe to create this delicious dish:


  • – 2 pounds crab legs (thawed if frozen)
  • – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • – 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • – 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (or to taste)
  • – 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • – Salt and black pepper to taste
  • – Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • – Lemon wedges (for serving)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup.

2. Use kitchen shears to cut the crab legs into smaller pieces, if desired, to make them easier to serve.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.

4. Arrange the crab legs on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

5. Pour the butter sauce evenly over the crab legs, ensuring they are well coated.

6. Bake the crab legs in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until heated through.

7. Once done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the crab legs to a serving platter.

8. Garnish the baked crab legs with chopped fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the crab meat.

9. Serve immediately and enjoy the deliciousness of the baked crab legs in butter sauce!

These baked crab legs in butter sauce are perfect for a special occasion dinner or a seafood feast with family and friends. The buttery, garlicky sauce enhances the natural sweetness of the crab meat, making every bite irresistible. Serve with your favorite side dishes, such as steamed vegetables, rice, or crusty bread, for a complete meal.

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