Alaska King Crab au Gratin

Serves 12
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes

9 ounces Breadcrumbs

1-1/2 Tablespoons Thyme, dry

1 Tablespoon Tarragon, dry

1 Tablespoon Paprika

½ Cup divided, Parsley, fresh, chopped

2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated

12 lbs. in shell Alaska King Crab Legs, split

3 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted

3 Tablespoons Shallot, minced

6 teaspoons Lemon juice

6 ounces Dry white wine

6 ounces Cream

24 Lemon wedges


Combine breadcrumbs, thyme, tarragon, paprika, 1/4 cup parsley and cheese;  reserve.

For the cream sauce, melt butter in skillet over medium heat.  Add shallots and sauté until translucent.  Deglaze with lemon juice and wine; reduce liquid by three-fourths.  Add cream; reduce by additional one-half.

For crab, turn oven on to broil.  Spoon/brush cream sauce onto Alaska crab; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture.  Transfer crab to sheet pans and broil just until topping is golden brown.

Serve with lemon wedges and reserved chopped parsley sprinkled over the top.