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Grilled Crab Legs – Big Green Egg

Grilled Crab Legs – Big Green Egg

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.

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 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
  • 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)
  • Devour

BBQ Gear / Supplies:

  • Big Green Egg, XLarge Available at participating locations
  • Big Green Egg, Charcoal. Ace SKU – 8697104
  • Big Green Egg, Wood Chunks, Apple Ace SKU – 8696429
  • Lodge, Dutch Oven, Enamel, 7.5qt. Ace SKU – 6239313
  • Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary. Ace SKU – 8562050
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