Another holiday tip by Karen. Filmed and edited by Dave Dugdale (camera enthusiasts should google him).
Just about every year the Alleman family gathers around a pile of fresh king crab legs sent directly from Alaska. Karen’s grandmother was an Aleut native and grew up in Dutch Harbor, Unalaska.
The secret to great king crab legs is in the preparation. King crab legs may be intimidating to fix, but it is really very easy, especially if you have the right tools. You will need a large pot, pruning shears and small garden shears. The first step in preparing king crab legs is to cut the legs in one to two inch chunks, using hand held pruning shears. After the legs are cut into chunks, take your smaller garden shears and make a small slit along the side of the king crab leg chunks. Submerge the crab legs into boiling water for about two to three minutes.
The cooked king crab legs will be easy to peel and even easier to eat!
Make sure to have plenty of butter and cocktail sauce on hand.