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How to make Portuguese style king crab legs (Pernas de Caranguejo).
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
35 min
Ready In:
40 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese King Crab Legs Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese King Crab Legs Recipe

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Posted in: Seafood Recipes
Mon, Jul 4, 2016
4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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1 pound king crab legs and claws1 stick butter4 garlic cloves chopped1 tablespoon “pimenta” hot pepper1-2 cups waterLemon wedges for garnish * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and keep it heated on low heat.
  2. Set a steamer tray inside a different large pot and pour enough water to reach an inch in the pot.
  3. Bring this to a boil before laying the crab legs on the steamer.
  4. Cover the crab legs with the chopped garlic and pimenta.
  5. Now cover the pot and steam for 5 to 10 minutes on high.
  6. Once they are done remove and place them on a serving platter.
  7. Serve with the melted butter and lemon wedges on the side.
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com
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