Grilled Wild Caught Alaskan King Crab

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Nothing is more Alaskan than this Grilled Wild Caught Alaskan King Crab dish. King Crab meat is so sweet and succulent. Simple, fresh flavors enhance the crab to create this gourmet meal quickly. Serve it with melted salted butter on the table. For side dishes, we recommend grilled sweet corn on the cob and baked potatoes with sour cream and chives.

Alaskan King Crab

Alaskan King Crab (Photo Attributed to Author: Frank Mayne)

Grilled Wild Caught Alaskan King Crab Recipe-


(Serves 4 to 6, depending on how hungry you are)

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. Spread out sheets of aluminum foil on a flat work surface, one sheet for every two crab legs. Place 2 crab legs centered on each sheet.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice on each crab leg, and leave the squeezed lemon quarters tucked next to the crab legs.
  4. Dot the crab legs here and there with chunks of butter, and sprinkle them with the parsley and minced garlic.
  5. Season each crab leg with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Wrap up the crab legs in the foil. Add another sheet to strengthen and thicken the packet if necessary. Roll up the bottom edges, and seal the packets tight.
  7. Cook the packets on your preheated grill until crab legs are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque. About 20 minutes should do it, turning each packet over half way through the grilling time.
  8. Serve your Grilled Wild Caught Alaskan King Crab with melted butter on the table to dip the delightful morsels of tender, sweet succulent crab meat in.

Note: For more recipes from Alaskan cuisine, click here.

Contact us and/or Join Our Mailing List
(We respect your privacy. Subscribers’ info are not shared with anyone. EVER)