Instructions: These legs from the king of crabs come already cooked and usually previously frozen, so we wont have to boil them long to finish them off. But we do want to give them a long enough bath to get the flavor of garlic into the meat. To aid in this process we need to poke several holes in the shell along each leg so that the garlic water can seep in. Use the handle end of a nut cracker (the kind that is often served with crab to help crack the shells), or the end of a wooden spoon to make those holes. Pound the garlic cloves flat before chopping them up so that the maximum flavor will be released into the boiling water.
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large heads garlic (separate and peel all cloves)
2 pounds king crab legs
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
On the Side:
1. Fill a large pot halfway with water. Add oil and bring to a boil. Separate and peel the garlic cloves. Crush all of the garlic cloves with a mallet and then chop them up real well with a knife. When the water and oil comes to a boil add the garlic and boil for 15 minutes.
2. Cut the crab legs in half so that they will fit into the pot. Use the handle end of nut cracker or wooden spoon to poke several holes in the shell of each crab leg. This will allow the flavor of the garlic to seep into the crab.
Lower the crab into the pot and boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
3. Remove crab legs and drain. Arrange one pound of crab on each plate.
Sprinkle crabs legs with parsley flakes and serve with melted butter on the side.
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