Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 to 3 main course or 4 to 6 appetizers


1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, slivered
1 Tablespoon minced shallot
1 Tablespoon each chopped fresh thyme and marjoram
1 Tablespoon (total) additional fresh herbs: lemon thyme, parsley, rosemary or lavender 1 bottle (750 ml) Brut Champagne
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
3 to 4 pounds Alaska Crab legs (King, Snow or Dungeness), thawed or frozen
1 small loaf of warmed crusty French or country bread, sliced


Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in garlic and shallot; cook 3 to 4 minutes, until garlic is soft. Stir in herbs; cook 2 minutes. Open champagne; pour 1/2 cup champagne into butter; stopper champagne. Bring sauce mixture to simmer; cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until sauce is reduced slightly. Add sea salt to taste. Keep sauce warm.  

Rinse frozen Alaska Crab legs under cold running water to remove any ice glaze; pat dry with paper towels. Discard towels. Steam or boil crab in large pot, 8 to 10 minutes for frozen crab or 3 to 4 minutes for fresh/thawed crab, until heated-through.

Serve crab with dipping sauce, warm bread and chilled champagne. 

Nutrients per serving (with King Crab, as appetizers, without bread): 435 calories, 20g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 43% calories from fat, 182mg cholesterol, 59g protein, 2g carbohydrate, .2g fiber, 2658mg sodium, 170mg calcium and .9g omega-3 fatty acids.


*Photo courtesy of Alaska Seafood

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