King Crab (Winter Catch)

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FREE FEDEX EXPRESS 1-DAY SHIPPING ON ORDERS 20-200 LBS. NATIONWIDE

NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PREORDER FROM MULTIPLE SEASONAL CATCHES, PLEASE PLACE THOSE ORDERS SEPARATELY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'D LIKE BOTH THE SUMMER & SPRING CATCH, CREATE YOUR SUMMER ORDER THEN CHECK OUT & PAY. THEN SELECT YOUR SPRING SPECIES, CHECK OUT & PAY.

SHIPS FEB. 27, 2024

The king of the crustaceans, king crab is big, delicious, and fresh from Alaska. The meat is sweet and rich and is my family's traditional Christmas meal. Unlike many other crab species, king crab legs are not difficult to get into––they can be cut open with kitchen scissors. And with each leg close to a pound, it's well worth the effort!

As much as 75% of the king crab sold in the US today is actually from Russia, which is not considered a sustainable fishery. Much of that is mislabeled and sold fraudulently as "Alaskan." Additionally, most of the king crab being caught in Russia is actually an invasive species, having been transplanted there by the Russian government as an experiment in the 1960s. While not the cheaper of the two, only Alaskan king crab is sustainably fished in clean and cold Alaskan waters. Read more here.

Wondering how much crab one person can eat? Small folks might only eat one big leg, while big guys might want half a crab (3 legs and 1 claw). It's hard for me to imagine anyone eating more than half a crab in one sitting.

Read my newest king crab post here. Watch a video a recent king crab cook here.

Preorder Preorder Period:
Jan. 1, 2024 - Feb. 23, 2024

Shipping:
We are now shipping FedEx Express 1-day nationwide direct from Kodiak, Alaska. This page details shipping rates
https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping

Cut:
Although I used to sell my crab by the "cluster" (3 legs and a claw), I decided to cut it into individual legs to make it more convenient for my customers, and to make the shipping and packing a bit easier. 

Packaging:
Your crab will come frozen and glazed in ice. This means there is a thin film of ice all over the crab to protect it.

INTERESTING KING CRAB INFO:

  • Red King Crab can grow to 5 feet wide and 24 pounds.
  • There are also blue and golden king crab.
  • Much king crab seen in US stores is Russian. Russian crab is not sustainably fished.
  • Around 40 species of king crab are known to exist in Alaska waters. Ten of those king crab species are fished for.
  • Golden king crab live up to 1,600 feet deep. Red and blue king crab prefer sandy bottoms and shallower water around 200 feet.




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