Crab Legs (Jerked)

9.3.15 | Recipe by Renz
Jerk Crab Legs

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Crab is something that I grew up eating in Tobago. In fact there's no way anyone can go to Tobago and NOT eat some curry crab. It's blasphemy. If you think you want to try to make your own curry crab, check out my recipe curry crab recipe I did previously.

Traditionally we use blue crabs but that's not very easy to find here in South Florida, and when it is, it's very expensive. So that Friday, when I had a really tough week and needed something to unwind I grabbed some crab legs, took out my bottle of jerk seasoning and made a dish that got me to focus my mind on eating.

Jerk Crab Legs

This is a great girls night dish, with wine and plenty conversation. Well I am not sure about the conversation, because there was NO talking when I was digging in. All concentration was on the cracking and extracting meat.

To make this easier for you, when you are getting your crab legs have them steam it for you. This is what makes it an quick maker. Also make sure you know the heat of the jerk and the saltiness of it. If the one you have is a bit salty, use less of it. Since this dish is just a quick ten minutes of cooking, the jerk really does not have that much time to loose some of it's flavor in "cooking". So if your seasoning is a bit salty you will have to use a little less.

Then get a bib and your wine and jump in!!

Jerk Crab Legs

Jerked Crab Legs

Yield: Serves 2
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M
A quick and easy recipe for making steamed jerk crab legs


  • 1 lb snow crab legs (steamed)
  • 1 tablespoon Jerk seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 sprigs green onions (chopped)


How to cook Jerked Crab Legs

  1. Place grated ginger and Grace Mild Jerk Seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Add enough olive oil to make a paste. About a tablespoon and a half
  3. Heat wok on medium high heat
  4. Add butter to wok
  5. Add crab legs to melted butter and stir to warm through
  6. Add jerk paste to crabs and stir coating the crab legs (about 5 minutes)
  7. Add green onions
  8. Stir and serve
Crab legs, jerk crab
Caribbean, Caribbean Influenced
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  1. These look delicious and it just so happens I have crab legs in my freezer too. Hmmmmm....I may have to try this!

    1. Oooh.. try it.. get a napkin and dive in. Thanks for stopping by Mandee!!!

  2. Replies
    1. Hey Jill. And they were yummy. Spicy.. but still yummy.. lol. Thanks for dropping by!!

  3. These look amazing! My son has been asking for crab legs, so I think this is going to be added to the menu this week!

    1. Hey Sissy. Great. Tell me how it worked out for you!!

  4. I was lucky to get some was GOOOOOOD!!


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