Smoked King Crab Legs and Lobster Tails

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Ingredients

Apple or alder wood chunks
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Pinch salt
5 pounds frozen king crab legs, thawed
4 frozen lobster tails, thawed (about 2 pounds)

Preparation

Soak wood chunks in water to cover at least 30 minutes.

Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes. Drain chips, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add water to fill line.

Stir together butter and next 4 ingredients. Divide lemon-butter mixture in half. Crack crab legs, and split lobster tails. Brush lobster and crab with half of mixture; set aside remaining mixture.

Coat rack with cooking spray; place in smoker. Arrange crab legs and lobster tails on rack; cover with grill lid. Smoke crab about 20 minutes and lobster about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until flesh is white and firm.

Serve with reserved lemon-butter mixture.

September 2001
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