Those big crab legs I see at the fish shop and supermarket: How do you cook them?
Those enormous legs must be full of tasty crab and always look so tempting. Woulndn't mind giving them a try.
Any thoughts on how to prep?
King Crab Legs are cooked. You just need to defrost, if frozen, and heat them thoroughly.
Alton Brown in a Good Eats episode recommended microwaving the legs wrapped in a damp towel.
I usually steamed the crab legs for about 5 minutes.
I have developed a technique for reheating crab legs, Snow and King, that I'll stand by. Since they are already fully cooked and have a lot of water in them, I moved away from steaming.
I find that a gentle dry heat works best. Thaw in the fridge the night before, then place the legs on a rack in a large roasting pan, I put 'em in a 225 degree oven until they are hot. I serve 'em with drawn butter.
I buy those things every time my local supermarket puts 'em on sale. One of Mrs. Z's favorites.
I usually just let them defrost and eat them cold. They may need a rinse to remove salt, though.