4 from 1 vote
grilled crab legs
Grilled Crab Legs
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
These grilled crab legs are topped with a tasty seasoned butter and cooked perfectly on the grill or smoker. You'll never go back to steaming them!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Crab Legs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 597 kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)
  • 6 pounds king crab legs split lengthwise
Seasoned Garlic Butter
  • 1 cup salted butter melted
  • 4 Tablespoons basil chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet Rub
  1. Preheat your grill or smoker to 225 degrees F for indirect cooking. 

  2. Make sure all of your crab legs are split and free of shell fragments. Set them split side up on a baking sheet.

  3. Combine all ingredients for the seasoned garlic butter in a bowl.

  4. Spoon the butter over the exposed meat of the crab. Reserve any additional butter for serving with the finished crab.

  5. Place the split crab legs on the grill grates, shell side down. Close the lid and grill/smoke for 25-30 minutes or until the crab is heated through.

  6. Serve immediately with more of the hot, melted seasoned butter and fresh lemon wedges. 

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Recipe Notes

My SWEET RUB can now be purchased at https://heygrillhey.com/store/