Jerk Lime Butter Crab Legs

As a woman that likes to eat and cook, my mind is always looking for ways to jazz up meals that I love. This recipe idea was born while eating traditional garlic butter prepared crabs at a restaurant and thinking to myself “How dope would it be if I made crab legs that have a citrus jerk flavor to them”? Now, don’t laugh at me but I also thought to myself “girl you are a special type of greedy to be thinking about food while eating food”! So I laughed off the last thought, and knew that I was going to make magic if I could get this right. The flavor on these crab legs are the bomb.com. These are not only a perfect way to give crab lovers a new flavor to fall in love with, but this is also a great dish that you can whip up quickly and your guest think you slaved over it. This can be an appetizer on a date night in with bae or the main course on a lazy dinner night if you pair it with a simple side salad or starch. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of Dungeness crab legs (separate the legs)
  • 4 tablespoons Jerk Seasoning powder
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Pimento
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 sprigs Green onion (scallion), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a heated large pot, sautee butter, olive oil and minced garlic for 2-3 minutes or until butter has melted
  2. When the butter has melted, add the crab legs to the pot and sprinkle with ginger, pimento, black pepper and garlic powder
  3. Add jerk seasoning, fresh thyme, and juice from 1 lime and cook for 6-8 minutes on high heat, continuously basting the crab legs with the sauce
  4. Add green onions and cook for 2-3 additional minutes, continuing to stir so that crabs are fully coated
  5. Remove from heat and serve (Garnish with sliced lime slices if desired)