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Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)



 
 
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Old 21-07-2004, 07:36 PM
Carryon
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

Bruce K. wrote:
I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.

Bruce

Just prepared them this way yesterday. Worked very well but I used the
natural paper towels from the health food store.
Doing them this way doesn't waste water.
Crab question:
Do these huge legs have any kind of body? Something like a real crab?
I just can't imagine seeing one whole. They look a bit like spiders
don't they.

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Old 21-07-2004, 08:48 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)


"Bruce K." wrote in message
...
I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.



I did not hear this! LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in melted
butter.

Paul


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Old 21-07-2004, 08:55 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

Default User wrote:
jmcquown wrote:

OMG, microwaved crab legs??? Bruce, exactly how difficult is it to
put them in a large pot of boiling water?



Ummmm, the fact that you have to boil a big pot of water just to do a
few crab legs?

Those "few" crab legs can probably feed 4-6 people, if they are truly King
crab and not Snow crab being sold as "king".

Wrapped in wet paper towels, that's a very convenient way to steam
your
crab legs. Sounds like an excellent idea to me. What's your objection
to
it?


Microwaved food simply doesn't taste the same to me. I use the microwave
for reheating leftovers, occasionally for steaming veggies. If I'm going to
pay $20+ for King crab legs, I surely hope I can afford to boil a big pot of
salted water to toss them in.


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Old 21-07-2004, 08:55 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

Default User wrote:
jmcquown wrote:

OMG, microwaved crab legs??? Bruce, exactly how difficult is it to
put them in a large pot of boiling water?



Ummmm, the fact that you have to boil a big pot of water just to do a
few crab legs?

Those "few" crab legs can probably feed 4-6 people, if they are truly King
crab and not Snow crab being sold as "king".

Wrapped in wet paper towels, that's a very convenient way to steam
your
crab legs. Sounds like an excellent idea to me. What's your objection
to
it?


Microwaved food simply doesn't taste the same to me. I use the microwave
for reheating leftovers, occasionally for steaming veggies. If I'm going to
pay $20+ for King crab legs, I surely hope I can afford to boil a big pot of
salted water to toss them in.


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Old 21-07-2004, 08:59 PM
Carryon
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

Paul M. Cookę« wrote:
"Bruce K." wrote in message
...

I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.




I did not hear this! LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in melted
butter.

Paul


It works very well, saves water and doesn't heat up the kitchen.

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Old 21-07-2004, 08:59 PM
Carryon
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

Paul M. Cookę« wrote:
"Bruce K." wrote in message
...

I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.




I did not hear this! LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in melted
butter.

Paul


It works very well, saves water and doesn't heat up the kitchen.

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Old 21-07-2004, 09:04 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

"StocksRus«" wrote:


I'll take Alton's opinion over yours almost any day.


Ummm...if you know anything about the process of paper making, I would NOT
do it that way.
Ever been to Jacksonville Fla? Caustic chems and all. Know what I mean?



Bullshit. While paper-making produces caustic chemicals, paper itself is
perfectly safe.



Brian Rodenborn
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Old 21-07-2004, 09:04 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

"StocksRus«" wrote:


I'll take Alton's opinion over yours almost any day.


Ummm...if you know anything about the process of paper making, I would NOT
do it that way.
Ever been to Jacksonville Fla? Caustic chems and all. Know what I mean?



Bullshit. While paper-making produces caustic chemicals, paper itself is
perfectly safe.



Brian Rodenborn
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Old 21-07-2004, 09:12 PM
Paul M. Cookę«
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)


"Carryon" wrote in message
...
Paul M. Cookę« wrote:
"Bruce K." wrote in message
...

I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.




I did not hear this! LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in

melted
butter.

Paul


It works very well, saves water and doesn't heat up the kitchen.


Microwaving changes the texture of food. Something about steaming it from
within by erupting the cell structure like popcorn. It just does not taste
the same and a delicate, expensive meat like king crab deserves much better
treatment than you would employ to reheat a hot dog or a frozen burrito.

Paul


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Old 21-07-2004, 09:12 PM
Paul M. Cookę«
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)


"Carryon" wrote in message
...
Paul M. Cookę« wrote:
"Bruce K." wrote in message
...

I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.




I did not hear this! LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in

melted
butter.

Paul


It works very well, saves water and doesn't heat up the kitchen.


Microwaving changes the texture of food. Something about steaming it from
within by erupting the cell structure like popcorn. It just does not taste
the same and a delicate, expensive meat like king crab deserves much better
treatment than you would employ to reheat a hot dog or a frozen burrito.

Paul


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Old 21-07-2004, 09:12 PM
Paul M. Cookę«
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)


"Carryon" wrote in message
...
Paul M. Cookę« wrote:
"Bruce K." wrote in message
...

I've always been wary of trying to cook Alaskan King Crab Legs.

These babies cost up to $20.00 a lb.

On food TV last week Brown had a greaat way to prepare them:

1. Take 3 legs and cut them in half (using scissors).

2. Wrap them in 2 wet layers of paper towels.

3. Wrap package in plastic wrap.

4. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.


Hope this helps someone.




I did not hear this! LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA!!!!!

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in

melted
butter.

Paul


It works very well, saves water and doesn't heat up the kitchen.


Microwaving changes the texture of food. Something about steaming it from
within by erupting the cell structure like popcorn. It just does not taste
the same and a delicate, expensive meat like king crab deserves much better
treatment than you would employ to reheat a hot dog or a frozen burrito.

Paul


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Old 21-07-2004, 09:32 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

"jmcquown" wrote in message
.. .
Default User wrote:
jmcquown wrote:

OMG, microwaved crab legs??? Bruce, exactly how difficult is it to
put them in a large pot of boiling water?



Ummmm, the fact that you have to boil a big pot of water just to do a
few crab legs?

Those "few" crab legs can probably feed 4-6 people, if they are truly King
crab and not Snow crab being sold as "king".

Wrapped in wet paper towels, that's a very convenient way to steam
your
crab legs. Sounds like an excellent idea to me. What's your objection
to
it?


Microwaved food simply doesn't taste the same to me. I use the microwave
for reheating leftovers, occasionally for steaming veggies. If I'm going

to
pay $20+ for King crab legs, I surely hope I can afford to boil a big pot

of
salted water to toss them in.



King crab legs are already cooked when you buy them - at least I have never
seen them raw. If they are red, they are cooked. So you *are* reheating
leftovers. But I think steaming is better than MW or boiling.


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Old 21-07-2004, 09:32 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

"jmcquown" wrote in message
.. .
Default User wrote:
jmcquown wrote:

OMG, microwaved crab legs??? Bruce, exactly how difficult is it to
put them in a large pot of boiling water?



Ummmm, the fact that you have to boil a big pot of water just to do a
few crab legs?

Those "few" crab legs can probably feed 4-6 people, if they are truly King
crab and not Snow crab being sold as "king".

Wrapped in wet paper towels, that's a very convenient way to steam
your
crab legs. Sounds like an excellent idea to me. What's your objection
to
it?


Microwaved food simply doesn't taste the same to me. I use the microwave
for reheating leftovers, occasionally for steaming veggies. If I'm going

to
pay $20+ for King crab legs, I surely hope I can afford to boil a big pot

of
salted water to toss them in.



King crab legs are already cooked when you buy them - at least I have never
seen them raw. If they are red, they are cooked. So you *are* reheating
leftovers. But I think steaming is better than MW or boiling.


--
Peter Aitken

Remove the crap from my email address before using.


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Old 21-07-2004, 09:34 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

jmcquown wrote:

Microwaved food simply doesn't taste the same to me. I use the microwave
for reheating leftovers, occasionally for steaming veggies. If I'm going to
pay $20+ for King crab legs, I surely hope I can afford to boil a big pot of
salted water to toss them in.



You don't microwave the food. You microwave the water in the towels,
which steams the food.


Brian Rodenborn
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Old 21-07-2004, 09:35 PM
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Default Neat way to cook Alaska King Crab Legs (Thanks Alton Brown)

"Paul M. Cookę«" wrote:

Microwave king crab? Whoever would do this deserves to be drowned in melted
butter.



Again, you aren't microwaving the food. Read what it said. You are
steaming it.



Brian Rodenborn
 




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