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Alaska Crab Legs And Dipping Sauces

Type: Fish, Shellfish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 lbs 1362g / 48ozAlaska crab legs - (to 4 lbs) - thawed if necessary (King, Snow or Dungeness crab)
  Red Sauce
1/2 cup 118mlBottled chili sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlPrepared horseradish
1 teaspoon 5mlRice vinegar
  Verde Sauce
1   Avocado - peeled, pitted (medium) And mashed - (abt 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup 78mlLow-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons 10mlGround cumin
2 teaspoons 10mlLime juice
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlHot pepper sauce
  Butter Sauce
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozUnsalted melted butter
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon juice
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlGarlic salt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlDried dill weed
1 pinch  Freshly-ground white pepper
  Spicy Salsa
2   Tomatoes - finely chopped
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped green onions
1 tablespoon 15mlFinely-chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
  Hot pepper sauce - to taste
  Creamy Dijon Sauce
1/4 cup 59mlSour cream
1/4 cup 59mlMayonnaise
2 teaspoons 10mlDijon mustard
1 teaspoon 5mlLemon juice

Recipe Instructions

Fill large saute or fry pan to 1/2-inch depth with water, add crab legs and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 4 minutes. Drain and serve with dipping sauce.

While crab is steaming, prepare one of the following sauces by blending ingredients in a bowl:

Red Sauce: Combine all ingredients.

Verde Sauce: Combine all ingredients.

Butter Sauce: Combine all ingredients.

Spicy Salsa: Combine all ingredients. Chill. (Makes about 1 1/2 cups)

Creamy Dijon Sauce: Combine all ingredients. Chill thoroughly. (Makes about 1/2 cup)

Dips can also be prepared up to 2 days in advance, re-heating butter sauce as needed.

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