Recipe: Lick Your Fingers Beer, Butter and Garlic Crab Legs

BY: - 3 Sep '12 | Lifestyle

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Many of us have this tiny little shop where you have bought some of the most amazing and flavorful foods ever! You know that place you only know about because you stumbled across it one day and decided to try them out! Well there was a tiny seafood shop in Langley Park, Maryland that sold buckets of butter and garlic crabs. They would steam the crabs, cut them in half and then drench them in this butter and garlic sauce WOW! My mother and I used to get these almost every weekend! There was always left over butter and garlic sauce at the bottom of the bucket, which we shamelessly swooped up with our fingers and licked our fingers until all the sauce was gone, WHEW, it was so good!

Since then the little seafood shop has closed down but I wasn’t ready to give up that euphoric experience! So I did what I do best, I started thinking of how I could replicate and improve the recipe. I decided to use crab legs because my husband and I love them. I started day dreaming about the flavors from the little seafood shop and began to write down the ingredients I thought was in the butter and garlic sauce. After three tries let me just say BAM, POW KABOOM! I did it again baby! If you love crab, be them whole or the legs, try this recipe you will absolutely love love love it!!!!!! Hope you enjoy these crab legs as much as my husband and I have.




4-6 Clusters of Alaskan Jumbo Snow Crab Legs
2 of the 12 Fl. Oz. bottles of beer (I used BUD ICE)
Old Bay or Seafood Seasoning (to taste)
Granulated Garlic (to taste)
Sea salt (to taste)
Ground pepper (to taste)

2 sticks of melted unsalted butter
2 tbsp. crushed garlic
8 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
Sea salt (to taste)


  1. Clean crab legs
  2. Pour beer into a large pot, turn heat to high and bring to a boil uncovered
  3. Add Old Bay, Granulated Garlic, Sea Salt and Black Pepper to boiling beer
  4. Turn heat down to medimum
  5. Add crab legs to pot and cover
  6. Allow Crab legs to cook for 10-12 minutes
  8. In a microwavable safe container or measuring cup, add 2 sticks of unsalted butter and heat until melted
  9. After butter is melted add crushed garlic, cilantro and sea salt, whisk together until fully incorporated (be careful when you handle the butter, remember it’s hot)
  11. Remove crab legs from pot with tongs and put in alimumin pan or serving dish
  12. Pour the garlic and butter sauce evenly all over the crab legs
  13. Season the crab legs with Old Bay and serve HOT!
  14. For dipping the crab meat, you can use garlic butter sauce at bottom of dish or heat some more butter in microwavable bowl and add some apple cider vinegar, stir and dip baby dip!

TIP: Double ingredients to make more

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby!


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Utokia Langley wrote 46 articles on this blog.

Utokia Langley is the video cooking mean machine and blogger behind She's Got Flavor, a written and video blog created to Sass up your kitchen experience and assist you in creating flavorful dishes that will surely please! She,s Got Flavor is developing a seasoning line that will help intensify the flavor in your food and make life easier and less cluttered in the kitchen for you, stay tuned. Above all Utokia is a child of God, a wife, mother of two beautiful children who think Mom's videos and food are da bomb and a true friend to many.


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  1. Kimani Superville

    You must be talking about Carl’s Crab. My husband and I were so sad when that place closed because we LOVED the garlic crabs. I’m so glad I came across this recipe! This will be dinner tonight and my hubby will be so surprised!

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BY: - 4 Sep '12 | Lifestyle

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Here at BMWK, we love vacations, especially ones with a wonderful purpose. October is breast cancer awareness month and the fabulous Atlantis Paradise Island resort is hosting its first ever “Pink it in Paradise” weekend. A portion proceeds from select weekend events will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation, the Cancer Society of the Bahamas and Sister Sister.*

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