Steamed Lemon Grass with Crab Legs

December 19, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Steamed Lemon Grass with Crab Legs

Steamed Lemon Grass with Crab Legs presents a delectable and popular Thai recipe, showcasing the delightful combination of crab legs infused with the flavors of aromatic lemongrass, garlic, and ginger. This Thai dish is both delicious and easy to prepare, offering a unique Asian kick to the taste buds. The recommended serving options include pairing it with a fresh spinach salad or a favorite side, and dipping the crab legs in drawn butter or a tangy sauce made from lemon juice, salt, pepper, and sugar.

To prepare this dish, vegetable oil is heated in a large pot over medium-high heat. Crushed garlic, ginger, and lemongrass are then added and cooked until brown, infusing the oil with their aromatic essence. The mixture is further enhanced with fish sauce, oyster sauce, salt, and pepper, creating a well-blended and flavorful sauce. Thawed Alaskan king crab legs are introduced into the pot, and the dish is covered and cooked over medium heat, with occasional tossing, until the crab legs are heated through – a process taking approximately 15 minutes.

In conclusion, Steamed Lemon Grass with Crab Legs offers a tantalizing experience of Thai flavors with the rich and succulent essence of crab legs. The aromatic infusion of lemongrass, garlic, and ginger adds depth to the dish, while the suggested serving variations provide a customizable touch to suit individual preferences. Enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of this Thai-inspired recipe, making it a delightful addition to any seafood lover’s repertoire.


2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 cloves of garlic clove, pressed
1 (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger root, crushed
1 stalk of lemon grass, crushed
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds (900 gram) of frozen cooked Alaskan king crab legs, thawed

Directions to make Steamed Lemon Grass with Crab Legs

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the crushed garlic, ginger, and lemon grass; cook and stir until brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the fish sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper until blended.
  4. Add crab legs, cover, and cook over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Thai Traditional Monk fish Curry

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 381

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏13g 5%
Cholesterol ‏109mg 36%
Total Fat ‏16g 21%
Saturated Fat ‏3g 15%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏50g 100%
Sodium ‏3625mg 158%
Sugars ‏2g 4%


30 min


30 min




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