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Butter-cooked Norwegian Red King Crab Legs

This dish with Norwegian red king crab cooked in butter is showcasing the sweet and delicious flavour of the crab. With a frothy sauce, this dish is a perfect starter to any meal. 

Cooking time50-60 min
Difficulty levelMedium



Supreme sauce

  • Boil the chicken broth until it is reduced to half. Add the fresh cream and boil it until it is reduced to half again.
  • Place Cognac, Madeira, Porto wine in a pot and boil it until the mixture turns sticky and only 1/8 is left. At this point, add the liquid to the creamy chicken broth.
  • Blend the Norwegian red king crab innards and butter in blender. Add the hot liquid and blend until completely mixed.
  • Strain the liquid, then finish the sauce by seasoning it with salt and pepper.

Red king crab

  • Cook the Norwegian red king crab legs with butter until they turn gold then season them with salt and pepper.
  • Blend the sauce with a hand blender until the texture is smooth.
  • Place the sauce on a plate and on the red king crab legs. Finish the dish with lemon zest.