Crab legs are mouthwatering. On a nice night out with friends, they are the kind of party food that puts smiles on faces. Besides tasting amazing, crab legs are pretty easy to prepare. The ones you buy in the supermarket are often already partially cooked, so you just need a few minutes to warm them through with your own special touch.

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1. Boiling crab legs

To boil crab legs, add them to salted, boiling water. With your tongs, make sure all of the legs are totally submerged. Cook for 4 or 5 minutes, and when they're done, take them out and let them cool for a bit. The legs are jagged and can be sharp, so use a towel to twist and pull the joints to release the meat. Alternatively, use kitchen shears to cut through the shell and gently pull out the meat.

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