Grilling Crab Legs with Cedar Planks

Grilling Crab Legs with Cedar Planks

Cedar Plank King Crab Legs and Claws

From Outdoor Gourmet

  • King Crab Claws and legs (preferably fresh, and as many as you can get!)
  • Cedar plank
  • Cedar wraps
  • Twine
  • Butter for dippin'
  • Smoked salt

Soak your cedar grilling planks in water for at least one hour, but longer is better.

  1. Preheat your grill to 400ºF. After soaking the cedar wrap tear it into 1inch strips. Bundle three pieces of crab together and wrap the cedar strip around, secure with a piece of twine.  
  2. Place the secured bundles on the soaked cedar plank, add to grill and close the lid for about 15 minutes. 
  3. When they are ready, the crab shells will have yellowed slightly and have a delicious smoked cedar flavor

  4. Melt some butter and season it with smoked salt for dipping. We didn't have any crab crackers on hand, but kitchen shears work great for getting into crab legs and claws. Happy grilling!

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Photo Credit: Ryan Zimmer

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