Alaska King-Crab Legs with Meyer Lemon-Miso Butter

Photo: Mike Krautter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 to 12 Serves

King-crab legs are sold steamed and flash-frozen. Thaw them in the refrigerator for at least eight hours and up to one day before serving.


  • 1 stick unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoons white or yellow miso

  • 2 tablespoons fresh

  • Meyer-lemon juice or regular lemon juice

  • 4 to 5 pounds Alaska king-crab legs, thawed


  1. Bring butter to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low, skimming foam from surface. Remove from heat; let stand until milk solids sink to bottom. Slowly pour clarified butter into a small bowl, leaving milk solids behind; discard solids. Stir in miso and lemon juice. Serve crab legs, with warm butter mixture alongside.

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