How To Make Crab Legs On A Traeger

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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.  Tasty, crabby business.  This recipe is truly a life changer.  Try it on your Traeger and make your next meal one for the record books.

How To Make Crab Legs On A Traeger

Watch as Ace's Grilling Expert, Chef Jason, shows you how to make the perfect Crab Legs on your pellet grill.

Print Recipe for Traeger Crab Legs

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 Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
Place bottom grill grate into the upper position (if you have an Ironwood)
Fill pellet hopper with Ace Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 450˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite
While Traeger is heating up:
Place half of the crab legs onto a sheet of foil 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 into the Traeger and onto the lower rack or upper rack if desired
Grill at 450˚ F for 15-20 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 5 minutes
Arrange crab on a platter
Serve with small bowls of the drawn (melted butter)

Shopping List

Traeger Ironwood 885                                                                     Misc.
Traeger Reserve Pellets                                                                 Ace SKU – 8015887
Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                            Ace SKU – 8562050
Published on 11/10/2021.
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