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Alaskan Red King Crab Legs

October 22nd, 2009
Wild Alaskan Red King Crab

Wild Alaskan Red King Crab

The season is short, and the time was ripe.

I was at  Metropolitan Market yesterday and simply couldn’t resist purchasing one of their seafood specials–the Alaskan Red King Crab Legs. 

Shipped fully cooked and fresh, not frozen, these massive crab legs hail from Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

The short and tumultuous Bering Sea king crab season officially kicked off on October 15, and I decided to seize the day since the legs at hand had just ”touched down” in  Seattle.

After chatting with the store’s knowledgeable and friendly fishmonger, I happily  trotted home with two massive legs in tow.

For lunch today, I unwrapped the legs, removed the fully cooked meat, chopped it slightly,  and tossed it with a smidgeon of mayo and a dash of lemon. Fresh, clean, and delicious!

2 Responses to “Alaskan Red King Crab Legs”

  1. Brad

    This fresh King Crab has a natural, unique flavor and tenderness compared to frozen, which can be a bit too neutral. To enjoy it fully, it tastes great without any add-ons like butter, although to each his or her own. Have served at home and is so thick and meaty, it reminds you of a good steak!

  2. admin

    Thanks for the comments, Brad. I think I will do an informal taste comparison between fresh and frozen Alaskan king crab!

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