Saturday, February 6, 2010

Red Lobster Copycat Crab Legs

One of my favorite meals has always been snow crab legs from Red Lobster.  I can rip through a pound of those before the rest of the people at the table can enjoy their first bite.  Delicious!  And, I do prefer snow crab to king crab.  Also, I'm not a big fan of the claw meat.  Just a little too tough for me.

Anyway, you can imagine my delight when my mom announced she had the recipe for making crab legs identical to Red Lobster's.  My delight was compounded on Christmas last year when I tasted her fresh out of the oven crab legs and they were just as great as Red Lobster's.  Perhaps even better since they were fresh of out of the oven and not sitting under a heating lamp waiting to be served.  You're in luck because she is sharing the secret.

Red Lobster Snow Crab Legs
6 cups water
1 cup vinegar (plain white vinegar)
Old Bay Seasoning (look for a yellow/blue/red can)
Snow Crab Legs

Heat oven to 350.  In a large roasting pan, combine water and vinegar.  Generously sprinkle Old Bay seasoning over the surface of the water.  Heat the water mixture up in the oven.
When water is warmed, place a rack over the roasting pan, lay the crab legs on the rack, and cover with the roasting pan lid (or make a cover with tinfoil).  Steam the crab legs for 20-25 minutes.  Remove, cool slightly, and enjoy!

We just made these last night.  So good!  Whip up some cheddar biscuits (recipe on the back of a Bisquick box) and there is no reason to ever go to Red Lobster again!  Thanks mom!


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  2. Awesome! And when you place the crab legs is in on the top rack above the water (crab to metal?)