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Snow crab vs king crab recipe

Snow Crab vs King Crab Recipe

This is a complete guide for all the differences between the Snow crab and king crab, making you an expert in crab meat and their differences when cooking them or ordering them in a restaurant.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 4


  • 3-4 lb of crab legs (either type)
  • ¼ cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley.


  • First, you need to mix the melted butter with the parsley in a small bowl.
  • In a baking tray, align the thawed crab legs and coat each leg well with the buttery mix, then into a preheated oven to 375 °F (191°C) the tray goes.
  • You can leave the frozen legs under running cold water for 15 minutes instead of thawing.
  • Leave the tray to bake for 7-8 minutes.
  • Avoid overcooking the crab legs so that it doesn’t turn into a more chewy texture.
  • Align the legs on a plate with the lemon slices and more freshly chopped parsley on top. Serve with some melted butter and enjoy this heavenly meal.