Probably one of the top 3 most favorite meals of mine. I love it so much. I don't know how anyone got me to try it in the first place, because I really never liked crab. Crab dip, crab slaw...whatever. It wasn't good. But when it was WARM and dipped in liquid gold, I completely fell in love.
Again, this isn't much of a recipe, considering there are two ingredients:
We got these lovely legs at Costco, and steamed them for 4-6 minutes. I'm told you can also nuke them in the microwave for 3 min wrapped in a paper towel, or even bake them. We chose steaming. Then the hardest part- out of this whole complicated meal, was clarifying the butter.
This is how I did it:
Melt a stick of butter in a pot over low heat. The butter will form a white foam on top. Once butter is completely melted, scrape the foam off the surface and discard (without disturbing the lower layer). I used a metal spatula to scrape. Then pour the butter out of the pot, decanting it so the fats and milks that are left behind stay in the pot. You should be left with clear, yellow, delicious, butter.
That's it folks. I've paid $50 at a nice restaurant for this meal, and this cost us $16, plus 88 cents for the cube of butter.
Finger lickin' good.