Baked King Crab Recipe

Baked King Crab - King crab is everyone's favorite crustacean and this king crab recipe is baked with Sriracha Meuniere butter . The crab are so juicy, sweet, and excellent for the vacations and special occasions!

With the vacation season arising , it’s perfect time to go to your nearest Costco and cargo up pounds of red king crab for Thanksgiving recipes or Christmas holiday parties.

Baked King Crab Recipe
Baked King Crab Recipe

All you would like may be a simple recipe that enhances the natural flavors of the crab. most of the people will boil or steam them, and served with melted butter.

Baking within the oven at high heat brings out mouthwatering aroma of the crab. It also roast the crab meat, remove the additional water content within the frozen crab.

A simple Sriracha Meuniere butter brings out the natural briny and sweet flavors of the crab meat, while enhancing the flavors.

Baked King Crab Recipe


  •  2 lbs king crab legs
  •  1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature and softened
  •  1 teaspoon Sriracha
  •  1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  •  1/2 tablespoon sugar
  •  3 dashes smoked paprika and more for dusting
  •  1 tablespoon chopped parsley and/or chives


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the king crab legs into shorter segments using a pair of scissors. Cut the crab leg segments lengthwise to expose the crab meat. Alternatively, you can also cut the top part of the shell to expose the crab meat.
  3. Arrange the king crab legs in a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. In the meantime, make the Sriracha Lemon Butter by whipping the softened butter with a whisk. Add the Sriracha, lemon juice and sugar, whisk to combine well. Set aside.
  4. As soon as the crab is out of the oven, spoon the butter over the crab meat. Dust with more smoked paprika and garnish with chopped parsley and/or chives. Serve immediately

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