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.

Big Green Egg Crab Legs

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


Measure   Ingredient                                                                                Prep Notes      
3 lbs                Crab Legs, Alaskan King                                                Defrosted
2 sticks           Butter, Salted                                                                    Softened to room temp
1 tbsp             Garlic, fresh, crushed      
1 tsp                Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary                                           Or adjust to taste                           
Garnish          Lemon Wedges                                                                             


Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Clean out Big Green Egg as needed and refresh Charcoal
Preparing Your Big Green egg
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)
For this recipe we will be cooking direct
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
Place the foil pouches of crab onto the Big Green Egg, over direct heat
Grill at 400˚ F for 10-15 minutes or until crab legs reach an internal temp of 145˚ F
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
Using heat proof gloves carefully remove the butter and place onto a heat safe surface in your kitchen
Using heat proof gloves carefully remove the crab pouches and place onto a heat safe surface in your kitchen
Rest the Crab for 2-3 minutes
Arrange crab on a platter
Serve with small bowls of the drawn (melted butter) and crab crackers (if needed)


Big Green Egg, XLarge                                           Available at participating locations
Big Green Egg, Charcoal                                       Ace SKU – 8697104
Big Green Egg, Wood Chunks                             Ace SKU – Various
Lodge, Dutch Oven, Enamel, 7.5qt                       Ace SKU – 6239313
Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary                                     Ace SKU – 8562050
Published on 11/30/2022.
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