Don’t let leftover crab legs go to waste! Reheated crab legs can be just as mouthwateringly delicious as freshly cooked crab. The trick to warming crab legs is to use a method that won’t dry out the meat. There are four tried-and-true methods that you can use to heat up cooked crab legs that will make it delectably juicy.
1. Boil Cooked Crabs Legs
Boiling is an excellent way to reheat leftover crab that’s still in the shell. It just takes 10 minutes! Follow these steps to reheat snow crab legs on sale on your stovetop.
Fill a large pot about two thirds full of water. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
Turn the burner on high and cover until the water is boiling.
Add the crab legs once the water is boiling. Use tongs to submerge the legs. Make the water is completely covering them.
Boil the legs, adjusting them with the tongs as needed.
After four to five minutes, use the tongs to remove the legs from the water and serve!
2. Steam Cooked Crabs Legs
Steaming is an excellent way to reheat crab legs because it leaves them tasting fresh and juicy. It is even fasting than boil them.
Fill a large pot with about two inches of water. Place a steamer or colander over the water. (Make sure that there is space between the steamer or colander and the water).
Cover the pot and heat over high until the water is boiling.
Place crab legs in the steamer or colander and cover with a lid.
Remove them from the heat using tongs after six to eight minutes.
3. Bake Cooked Crabs Legs
You can also steam crab legs in the oven to reheat them. This slow heating method is especially suitable for frozen crab.
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Arrange the crab legs on the bottom of a deep glass baking dish. (The crab can be frozen or thawed).
Pour enough water into the baking dish to partially submerge the crab legs (around ½ an inch).
Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil and cover the baking dish with it. Poke a few holes in the tops so that some steam can escape.
Bake thawed crab legs for 15 minutes or frozen crab legs for 25 minutes.
Remove the baking dish from the oven and serve!
4. Microwave Cooked Crabs Legs
Microwaving crab legs is the quickest way to reheat them. If you follow these five simple steps, they will turn out tender and delicious instead of rubbery.
2 lbs Snow Crab thawed
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 Tbs minced Garlic
2 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place thawed Snow Crab on a large piece of tin foil (you may need to use 2 sheets of foil), place the clusters next to each other in a single layer.
In a small bowl mix the melted Butter and Garlic.
Brush Garlic Butter over Snow Crab.
Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning over Snow Crab.
Carefull seal up the tin foil making sure not to puncture any holes in it with the crab.
Place on a baking sheet in case of holes or leaks in the foil.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Serve with more melted butter for dipping.