How To Reheat Crab Legs

Do you love crab legs? Whether it’s King, Snow or Dungeness, crab legs are delectable, delicious and best when served piping hot and steamy. So, what’s the best way to reheat leftover or frozen crab legs? We’ve compiled a list of the best three ways to reheat crab legs of any type.


Most people would advise you to never reheat crab legs using a microwave because they’ll turn out a rubbery, chewy mess. However, there is a way that you can reheat crab legs to perfection in the microwave.
To begin, place the crab legs on a microwavable plate and cover with a clean, damp kitchen towel. Microwave the crab legs for about 2 minutes on the highest settings available. This should be enough time to reheat all of the crab legs evenly.


One of the most popular and preferred methods of reheating crab legs is by steaming them. This is easily achieved by boiling a pot of water. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, place a metal colander over the pot. Place the crab legs inside the colander and arrange them so they catch the rising steam. Allow the crab legs to steam for about five minutes before serving.


Most food tastes best when warmed in the oven. Crab legs are no exception. Reheating crab legs in the oven ensures that they are thoroughly warmed, while all flavor and moisture is maintained.For this reheating method, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Place the crab legs on a nonstick cookie sheet. If you like, you can sprinkle your favorite seasoning or spices over the top before placing them in the oven. Let the crab legs bake for about 10-15 minutes or until all the crab meat is thoroughly heated.
Now that you know the best methods for reheating crab legs, it’s time to melt some butter and slice up a few lemons. Whether you prefer your crab legs boiled, grilled or steamed – it doesn’t matter. Anyone of the above reheating methods will give you perfectly warmed crab legs every time.