Emeril’s Boozy Crab Legs

Emeril’s Boozy Crab Legs


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Crab legs are simple to make but need something more sometimes. Cook them in beer instead of water to give them a delicious hop-filled flavor. Emeril Lagasse knew what he was doing, now you can too.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 5 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 3, 12 oz. bottles of premium beer
  • 3 lemons, halved
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 3 lbs. Alaskan king crab legs

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In a large stockpot with a steamer attached, add beer, lemons, and garlic then bring to a boil. Cook crab legs for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with drawn butter.

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