Alaska King Crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Common Names: King Crab, Snow Crab

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Seasonal Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Alaska, USA

SIZING

Sizes 1lb - 2lb average

FLAVOR PROFILE

Snow white sweet cooked meat

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Previously cooked, but required reheating before service. Grilling, Roasting, Steaming, Poaching.

PRODUCT INFO

• Alaska Red King Crab
• From St. Mattew region of Alaska, also know as
St. Mattew Blue Crab
• Sizes 1lb – 2lb average

King crabs are large spider crabs found in the northernmost waters of the Pacific Ocean, from Alaska to northern Japan.

King crabs average 6 to 8 pounds each but sometimes grow as large as 20 pounds.

King crab is landed whole, immediately cooked, then split and cleaned by removing the gills and viscera and discarding the top shell. The remaining two pieces, which are made up of the legs and claws, are called sections. These bulk packed sections are the basic product from which all other king crab products are made.