Grilled king crab legs

Hello, gourmets! Today we are preparing an incredibly delicious dish – grilled king crab! We did not dare to cook this dish for a long time, as it requires finances, and most importantly, choose an amazing sauce to reveal the taste of the crab. The sauce was found is Argentine Chimichurri sauce!

To add flavor to the already tender crab meat, we prepared Chimichurri sauce in advance. This sauce gives a silky texture and incredible flavor in addition to the natural taste of crab meat.

How to choose king crab legs:
• The legs should be bright red, not discolored.
• Should still have a bright iodine smell, as the crab is a marine inhabitant.
• The filling capacity of the inside of the legs can be different. The whole point is in what period of molting the crab was caught. If the crab is at the molting stage, then the filling capacity is correspondingly less, there are voids in the legs and a certain bag – the skin of a young crab, which is also not edible.

Grilled crab recipe


  • King crab
  • Chimichurri sauce
  • Lemons steamed on fire

How to cook crab

Preheat the grill or you can take the most ordinary bbq. We make a fire, wait until the wood is half burned through, so that the heat would be and the intensity of the flame would decrease.
We put the claws on the grill and fry quite a bit – we heat the meat inside the legs.
Crab legs are liberally lubricated with Chimichurri sauce. We heat the crab legs on the grill.

Recipe type: BBQ
Recipe type: American
Yield: 4
Prep time:
Cook time:

Grilled king crab legs


King crab legs — 1 kg
Chimichurri sauce — 120 grams
Fried lemon — 2 pieces


1. Preheat the grill or make a fire in the grill. If you use a bbq, then wait until half of the firewood burns out and the fire is not so strong, otherwise you can smoke the legs and they will lose their beautiful appearance.
2. Install the grill for frying.
3. Place the crab legs on the grill and fry the crab legs for 3-5 minutes on each side.
4. Brush the crab claws liberally with Chimichurri sauce. Fry the legs for another 3 minutes.
Serving: The grilled crab legs is ready! Serve with Chimichurri sauce — dip the meat in the sauce so it tastes even better. For lovers of piquancy, sprinkle with lemon juice, steamed over fire.
Enjoy your meal!

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