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Fill a pot approximately 1/2 to 2/3 full of water, big enough to fit the legs. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring the water to a boil. Place uncooked crab legs into the boiling water and return to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for approximately 15 - 20 minutes. If your king crab has already been cooked, boil it for between 5-8 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, as it will reduce the king crab's prized texture and taste.
While the king crab is boiling prepare the dressing. Combine equal quantities of crème fraiche and mayonnaise. Then add the juice and zest of the limes, salt, pepper and the tarragon, mix well.
Serve the crab meat with a spoonful of the herbed dressing and serve with a chunk of fresh bread.
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