Instant Pot® Simple Steamed Crab Legs


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 pounds frozen king crab legs
  • juice of one lemon
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place a trivet in the multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and add water. Place crab legs on top of the trivet; you may need to let them thaw for a few minutes so they will fit.


  • Step 2

    Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Step 3

    Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Using tongs, transfer crab legs to a serving dish. Squeeze lemon juice on top and serve with melted butter.

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