Drunken Crab Legs

This has been our go-to recipe for crab legs for years. We've tried it with several different beers (Sam Adam's Summer Ale being my favorite). It's such an easy meal. When we made this this week, Nick asked if I wanted to do the crab legs that night. I replied that I did, because if we didn't we'd have to make something fancy (fancier = more work in my book). He chuckled.

Drunken Crab Legs

3 bottles premium ale
3 lemons, cut in half
1 head garlic, split
3 lb. crab legs
drawn butter, for serving

Bring the beer, lemons and garlic (topped with a steamer insert) to a boil in a large stock pot. Toss in the crab legs until heated through (we do ours for about 15 minutes). Serve with the butter and a bottle of ale.

This recipe was originally posted on Food Network.com.

1 lovely comments:

  1. Mmm crab legs! Mmm beer! Steaming the legs in beer? Sheer genius! LOVE THIS IDEA!