Instant Pot Crab Legs — One of the easiest ways to make Instant Pot Steamed Crab Legs. If you have been looking for an easy and foolproof way to make crab legs in the Instant Pot, this is the recipe for you!
Instant Pot Crab Legs Recipe is one of the easiest ways to make Crab Legs. The Instant Pot does an amazing job at steaming seafood, keeping the seafood moist and full of flavor, and with this recipe, these will be ready for you, in less than 10 minutes.
Surprise, your guests this season with this very simple twist on a seafood boil. Steamed crab legs, steamed in butter and spices, make for a great supper.
Steaming crab legs will now be one of the easiest meals that you make in your pressure cooker. Every single time you will get perfectly cooked (steamed) crab legs.
This is a great and special meal for holidays and special birthday dinners or anytime that you want a great and easy (that looks fancy) seafood meal.
Ingredients Needed To Make Instant Pot Crab Legs
- Crab Legs
How to Make Crab Legs In The Instant Pot
- Start by pouring the water and salt into the Instant Pot.
- Then add your steamer basket.
- Place the crab legs into the steamer basket.
- Add the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the vent is in the “sealing position”
- Set the time using manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
- When the time is up, do a quick release.
- When the pin has dropped, and all of the pressure has been released, open up the Instant Pot.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
What Kind Of Crab Legs Can I Use?
There are two main kinds of crab legs sold in the United States, snow crab or King crab legs. You can tell the difference because snow crabs are sold in clusters and King crab legs are much larger.
In all, there are four types of crab legs sold in the world
- King Crab
- Snow Crab
Frozen Crab Legs?
Yes, if you have frozen ones, you can go straight from the freezer to the Instant Pot. The cooking time will be different by about 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Eat Crab Legs?
The easiest way to eat crab legs is to use a pair of kitchen shears, then cut a straight line down the shell. Then remove the meat, and dispose of the shell.
The other way that you can eat crab legs easily, is to cut one end of the crab leg open and use a small fork to get the meat out the claw.
How To Serve:
The most common way to eat these is to be served with butter and lemon wedges.
A great serving sauce is to melt butter in a small saucepan and then add some minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Simmer for about 1-2 minutes, and then add in a tablespoon of lemon juice.
SOME GREAT SIDE DISHES TO GO WITH CRAB LEGS
Don’t Forget To Pin:
If you love crab legs, there is no better place to make crab legs than the Instnat pot. Perfectly cooked or steamed, you get a great batch every single time.
- 3-4 pounds crab legs
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Start by pouring the water and salt into the Instant Pot.
Then add your steamer basket.
Place the crab legs into the steamer basket.
Add the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the vent is in the “sealing position.”
Set the time using manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
When the time is up, do a quick release.
When the pin has dropped, and all of the pressure has been released, open up the Instant Pot.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!