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Easy King Crab Legs And Shrimp

King crab legs and shrimp are steamed with Old Bay Seasoning then topped with seasoned butter
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp, crab legs, steamed seafood, omaha steaks, Old Bay, steamed crab, steamed shrimp
Servings: 4
Author: Melissa Reome


  • Pot
  • 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.