Foil Baked Crab Legs

A single cooked crab leg sitting in the foil it was cooked in Three cooked crab legs all in individual foil packs. A single cooked crab leg still sitting in the foil which it was cooked.
Recipe Origin Global
Rating
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Servings 2
Preparation 10 min 00:10
Cook 10 min 00:10
Ready in 20 min 00:20
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Bake
Ingredients Crab Seafood
Equipment Campfire Foil
Recipe Type Main Dish
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A single cooked crab leg sitting in the foil it was cooked in Three cooked crab legs all in individual foil packs. A single cooked crab leg still sitting in the foil which it was cooked.

Foil Baked Crab Legs

Whether you caught the crab yourself or bought it at a market these foil baked crab legs are a perfect way to cook them.

The liquid added to the pack is white wine but can easily be substituted for fish stock or similar. The flavor comes from garlic and a herb rub but can be exchanged with a little salt, rosemary, and thyme.

The recipe uses king crab but can also use any other species of crab also. It is a quick and easy way to cook at the campsite after a long day crabbing and while they are still fresh.

Ingredients

4 king crab legs

1 cup white wine, or fish stock

2 cloves garlic, finely diced

herb rub, to taste

Equipment

foil

Recipe Directions

  1. Layout 4 sheets of foil in two stacks of two. 

  2. On each pile of foil, add two crab legs then gently roll up the foil to create a bowl shape.

  3. Into each foil bowl containing two crab legs add half the wine, one finely since garlic clove evenly spread, then a light sprinkle of the herb rub.

  4. Wrap the first sheet of foil around the contents creating a tight seal with as little air as possible. Wrap each with the second piece of foil this time focusing on creating an airtight seal, rolling the foil joins if necessary.

  5. Place in a heat source of choice which as in the campfire’s coals, in a barbecue, or in a camp oven. Cook until the foil starts to puff up plus 2 minutes, the total time will be about 10 minutes depending on the temperature of your heat source.

  6. Let the foil packs containing the crab legs sit for about five minutes. When opening be cautious of the pack’s heat and any steam that may escape.

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Recipe Origin Global
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 2
Preparation 10 min 00:10
Cook 10 min 00:10
Ready in 20 min 00:20
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Bake
Ingredients Crab Seafood
Equipment Campfire Foil
Recipe Type Main Dish
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