3 cups water
1 lemon, quartered
2 tablespoons seafood seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 snow crab clusters (2–3 lb)
Melted butter, optional


  1. Combine water, lemon, seasoning, and pepper in large stockpot. Place steam ring or steamer basket in pot. Cover and bring to a boil on high.
  2. Add crab clusters to pot; steam 4–5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with melted butter.

Other Preparation Methods

  • Boil: Place 2–3 lb snow crab clusters and 1 teaspoon salt in 6 quarts boiling water for 3–4 minutes and until thoroughly heated. Drain and serve with melted butter.
  • Grill: Wrap 2–3 lb snow crab clusters and 1 tablespoon butter in foil; grill over indirect heat for 5–7 minutes and until thoroughly heated