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Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Steamed King Crab Legs with Clarified Butter

        There is nothing like going out to dinner for steak and Crab legs, but it winds up being a really expensive meal.  My husband and I love crab legs so much, but can't afford to get them at a restaurant as much as we like to have them.  We discovered a seafood shop near our house and now make that gourmet King Crab leg dinner at home for half the price.  You wouldn't believe how easy they are to make...and what's crab without butter??? I discovered from a restaurant that Jimmy and I love to go to, that making clarified butter to dip your crab meat in is what most fine dining restaurants use and is best on the stomach.  Clarified butter, also called drawn butter  is butter that has the milk solids and water removed so all that is left is pure liquid golden-yellow butterfat.
Ingredients:
* 1 lb of frozen King Crab Legs (or snow crab)
* 1 stick of unsalted butter
Procedure: Step 1 Steaming the Crab Legs
* Fill a large pot that comes with a fitting colander about 1/3 full with water.
* place the colander it comes with inside the pot and heat to a boil.
~NOTE~ If you do not have a pot with a fitting colander don't worry, just fill the large pot with a 1/3 of water and boil.  It does come out better with the colander though.
* Place the crab legs in the colander that is in the pot and cover with a lid. 
* Let crab legs steam for about 15 minutes or until it is heated through.
Procedure: Step 2- making the clarified butter for dipping
* In a small frying pan, melt a stick of unsalted butter on low heat
* When the butter is melted and starts to slightly boil, turn off the heat
* you will see white foam on the top of the butter, just skim as much of the white  foam as you can with a spoon until all you see is a clear golden yellow butter.
* Place clarified butter in a small glass dish or a butter warmer.
* Crack those crab legs and enjoying eating them in that rich butter!!
~*~ While we were at our local seafood shop, we found a bib and crab forks with the Quackenbush name brand, which is my new last name haha..it was very random and of course we had to buy them!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Love the bib and forks, how perfect!!