Crab legs with garlic butter sauce can provide several health benefits. Firstly, crab meat is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help to support brain function, reduce inflammation in the body, and improve heart health. Additionally, garlic is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and may help to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases.

However, it is important to note that crab legs are also relatively high in cholesterol and sodium, so they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It’s also recommended to choose fresh, sustainably sourced crab whenever possible, as some types of crab are overfished or harvested using methods that harm other marine life.

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 520 kcal


  • Large pot You will need a large pot to boil the crab legs.
  • Tongs Tongs will help you handle the hot crab legs safely.
  • Kitchen shears Kitchen shears will allow you to cut open the shell of the crab legs to make it easier to eat.
  • Saucepan A small saucepan will be required to prepare the garlic butter sauce.
  • Whisk You will need a whisk to mix the ingredients for the garlic butter sauce.
  • Serving Platter A large serving platter will be needed to serve the crab legs.
  • Lemon wedges Lemon wedges can be used as a garnish and to enhance the flavor of the crab legs.
  • Melted butter Melted butter is essential for dipping the crab meat into.


  • 1  pound  Snow Crab clusters, thawed if necessary
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½  teaspoons  dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoon   salt


  • Step 1
    Cut a slit, length-wise, into the shell of each piece of crab.
  • Step 2
    Liquefy margarine in an enormous skillet over medium intensity. Add garlic and cook until clear, 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in parsley, pepper, and salt. Keep on warming blend until foaming.
  • Step 3
    Add crab legs to the skillet; throw to cover with margarine blend. Stew until totally warmed through, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Serve hot and enjoy!