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5 lbs Red King Crab Share

$150.00

5 lbs Red King Crab Share

$150.00

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Available for Delivery on December 30, 2018 (Approximate)

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Characteristics of the Shellfish

  • (2) 1/2 King Crab Clusters; approx. 2.5 lbs each
  • Sweet yet briny flavor
  • Al dente textured with a hard outer shell
  • Raw and Cooked: Naturally vibrant red shell color
  • Frozen & partially cooked to protect quality; requires cooking
  • Supplies calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, folate, vitamin B12, and omega-s’3
  • Naturally colored by carotene
  • Half crab cluster weights approx. 2.5 lbs

Details of Harvest and Seasonality

Harvest Area: Bering Sea, Alaska
Gear Type: Pot Trap
Primary Fishery Management: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
Harvest Season: October through December

Suggested Cooking & Holding

It is not necessary to thaw red king crab before cooking.  Your red king crab will be partially cooked to stabilize the delicate omega-3’s and wonderful protein before freezing.  Red King Crab requires cooking before eating.

Steam:

  • Bring water to a boil and season as desired before steaming frozen crab. Cover and steam for up to 25 minutes.
  • A plate over an inverted bowl may be used in place of a steamer rack to prevent boiling crab. CAUTION! Do not touch hot plate, bowl or steamer rack. Use tongs while handling hot crab.
  • Red King crab is the largest of all king crab species.  Place frozen red king crab into your largest pot with the thick knuckle meat down into the shallow boiling water [about 1-2 inches].   Red King Crab is fully cooked about 15 minutes after the steaming water returns to a boil. Once the ocean like aroma is apparent, your crab is near doneness. Allow 5 additional minutes steaming to assure even doneness.
  • Approximate cooking time is 20-25 minutes for frozen red king crab.  Once the frozen crab have been added to the pot, begin timer after the hot water returns to a boil. Allow 10 minutes for hot water to return to a boil. Then set timer for 10-15 minutes or until you can smell the salty sea aroma of the crab.

Grill:

  • 300 degrees for covered red king crab legs.
  • Place crab in shallow water [ 1/2 inch] to prevent drying out , season as desired then cover tightly with foil
  • With grill cover closed – grill foil enclosed crab 25-30 minutes.

Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add shallow water [1/2 inch] and season as desired, cook covered with foil to keep juicy
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes covered tightly.

Amanda’s Serving Suggestions

It is not necessary to thaw red king crab before cooking unless your recipe requires lump crab meat before cooking.

Steam:

  • Bring water to a boil and season as desired before steaming frozen red king crab. Place crab clusters into large pot with their knuckles down into the 2 inches of water if necessary. Cover and steam for up to 25 minutes.
  • A plate over an inverted bowl may be used in place of a steamer rack to prevent boiling king crab. CAUTION! Do not touch hot plate, bowl or steamer rack. Use tongs while handling hot king crab.
  • Red King Crab clusters are fully cooked  about 5 minutes after the gentle aroma of the sea fills the kitchen air. Stir king crab clusters to assure even doneness.
  • Approximate cooking time is 25 minutes for frozen king crab.  Once the frozen king crab clusters have been added to the pot, after the hot water returns to a boil, allow 5-7 minutes for hot water to return to a boil, steam frozen crab clusters for 20 minutes.

Grill: [Using thawed red king crab]

  • 350 degrees for king crab clusters.
  • Baste king crab with oil and season as desired
  • Thawed king crab clusters grill for 6-7 minutes turning once.
  • King Crab clusters are fully cooked about 5 minutes after the aroma of the sea fills the kitchen air. Turn crab clusters while steaming once halfway through cooking to assure even doneness.

Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add light oil and season as desired
  • Cover red king crab in pan or pot with foil – cook for 12 minutes per inch of thickness or 25 minutes for frozen king crab.

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