Food - Drink
Here’s How You Should Be Reheating Crab Legs
Boil Them
Boiling crab legs is incredibly fast and easy, and since you’re using water, you’ll avoid drying out the meat, turning it tough and chewy. Simply fill a large pot with enough water to cover the crab legs; once the water comes to a boil, submerge the crab legs, and let them cook for about five minutes.
Steam Them
Steaming crab legs is similar to boiling, but requires less water and time. Cover the bottom of a steamer pot with a couple of inches of water; once it's boiling, add your crab legs to the steamer section and steam for up to five minutes. You can add beer or spices to the water for extra flavor.
Use the Oven
If you can’t fit your crab legs into a pot, you can use the oven. Put the crab legs in a baking dish with a ½ inch of water and whatever seasonings you like, cover the dish with foil, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes; don’t forget the water, or your crab legs will dry out.
Grill Them
Using the grill is a great option to heat up crab legs alongside corn or sliced potatoes. Heat your grill as you usually would and place the crab legs on the metal grate, then cook for about 10 minutes; use indirect heat and don't place them directly over the flames, or they'll dry out.
Microwave Them
You can microwave your crab legs, but you won’t get the same flavor you would get from the other techniques. Wrap them in wet paper towels, then wrap them again in cling wrap; this traps the moisture in, and in two minutes, you’ll have fast and piping-hot steamed crab legs.