Crab Legs with Shallot Butter

Crab Legs with Shallot Butter


  • 2 pounds king or snow crab legs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Place several inches of water in large steamer pot. Add salt and heat to boiling. Place crab legs in steamer section; cover pot. Steam for 5-7 minutes, until heated through and fragrant.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter and sauté shallots until translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add remaining butter, thyme, pepper and lemon juice; stir until butter is melted. Serve alongside crab legs for dipping.

Servings: 4

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin