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How to make Portuguese style king crab legs (Pernas de Caranguejo).
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Portuguese King Crab Legs Recipe
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Portuguese King Crab Legs Recipe

Portuguese King Crab Legs Recipe

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Ingredients

1 pound king crab legs and claws1 stick butter4 garlic cloves chopped1 tablespoon “pimenta” hot pepper1-2 cups waterLemon wedges for garnish

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Directions

  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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