Easy King Crab Legs And Shrimp
King crab legs and shrimp are steamed with Old Bay Seasoning then topped with seasoned butter
Steamer basket or insert
- 2 lb king crab legs or snow crab legs
- 2 lb shell-on or shell-off shrimp
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups water (may need more or less depending on pot size)
- 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning (plus extra on the side) (or alternate seafood boil seasoning)
Thaw shrimp if needed. May thaw overnight in the refrigerator (spread out on a sheet pan) or place in a bowl with cold water for 30 minutes prior to cooking.
In large pot, place water and Old Bay and bring to a boil. Add steamer basket and if needed you may increase the amount of water so that it is just below the basket level
Add crab legs and shrimp to basket and place the lid on the pot. Cook the seafood for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are opaque (and reach 140°F internally) and crab is warmed through thoroughly. Transfer the seafood to a serving bowl.
Melt the butter and add 2 teaspoons of Old Bay to the butter then pour over the cooked seafood. Serve immediately.