Big Green Egg Crab Legs

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Grab a couple pounds of the big crab Legs, some butter, a little garlic, a lemon and some rub-a-dub and let’s show them we mean business. Chef Jason, Ace's Grilling Expert, is here with the perfect and easy recipe for your seafood feast.

Yield: Serves 4 ppl   Prep Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes (or until crab Legs reach internal temp of 145˚ F)

Rest Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Temp: 450˚ F


  • 3 lbs  -  Crab Legs, Alaskan King
  • 2 sticks - Salted Butter (Softened)
  • 1 tbsp -  Fresh Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1 tsp  -  Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary 
  • Garnish  -  Lemon Wedges                                                    

Preparation Directions:

  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
  4. Clean out Big Green Egg as needed and refresh Charcoal

Cooking Directions:

  1. Ignite the charcoal and heat your Big Green Egg to 400˚ F and (if desired) load with your preferred smoking wood chunks (Layer in the wood chunks to create an even sustained smoke flavor)
  2. For this recipe we will be cooking direct
  3. While Big Green Egg is heating up:
    • Place half of the crab legs onto a sheet of foil, drizzle with 2 tbsp of water and loosely wrap.  Poke holes in the foil to allow smoke to get into the foil pouch
    • Repeat the above process with the second half of the crab legs
  4. Place the foil pouches of crab onto the Big Green Egg, over direct heat
  5. Grill at 400˚ F for 10-15 minutes or until crab legs reach an internal temp of 145˚ F
  6. Place the butter, garlic and Rub-A-Dub into a basting pot and melt for 5-7 minutes or until just melted.  Be Careful not to separate the butter and milk solids
  7. Using heat proof gloves carefully remove the butter and place onto a heat safe surface in your kitchen
  8. Using heat proof gloves carefully remove the crab pouches and place onto a heat safe surface in your kitchen
  9. Rest the Crab for 2-3 minutes
  10. Arrange crab on a platter
  11. Serve with small bowls of the drawn (melted butter) and crab crackers (if needed)

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Published on 11/30/2022.

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