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Steamed Crab Legs with Four Sauces

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Serves 2-4

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Ingredients

  • 1 1 1 lemon sliced, plus halves for serving
  • to salt to taste
  • 3 3 3 lb. precooked king or snow crab, clusters or legs
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  • BRANDY MAYONNAISE
  • 1 3/4 1 3/4 CUPS
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 3 3 tbsp. brandy
  • 3 3 3 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 2 2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 2 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • to salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • Combine ingredients in a bowl; stir until smooth.
  • .
  • CLARIFIED BUTTER WITH GARLIC AND CHIVES
  • 1 ABOUT 1 CUP
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  • INGREDIENTS
  • 2 2 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 2 2 small fresh red Thai chiles, sliced in half
  • 16 16 16 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • .
  • TARTAR SAUCE
  • 1 1/2 1 1/2 CUPS
  • .
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 1/3 1/3 cup capers, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 1 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 1 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 10 10 10 cornichons, finely chopped
  • 1 Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • to salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • INSTRUCTIONS
  • Stir ingredients in a bowl until combined.
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  • DIABLO SAUCE
  • 2 ABOUT 2 CUPS
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 2 2 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 2 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 6 6 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 1 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 a small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 1 1 tbsp. dark red chile powder
  • 2 2 2 tsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1 1 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 1 can 1 (16-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • to salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • INSTRUCTIONS

Details

Adapted from saveur.com

Preparation

Step 1

Bring sliced lemon, salt, and 3 cups water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a pasta strainer of steamer insert. Add crab clusters of legs; cook, covered until meat is heated through, about 8 minutes. If crab is frozen it may take a little longer, 10-12 minutes. Uncover; transfer crab to a cutting board or paper-lined surface. Serve with dipping sauces.

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