Imperial King Crab
Common Names: Red King Crab, Kamchatka Crab, Alaskan King Crab
CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN
Potted/Trap - USA, Canada
Rich, fresh flavor with medium texture and small flake. Low fat content.
Previously cooked, but requires reheating before service.
Imperial brand King Crab Caught in the waters of Bering Sea, the King Crab is the most prized species of crab in the world, with strong demand from consumers in Japan, the US, and Europe. Alaska’s largest harvest of King Crab takes place in the waters of Bristol Bay. Roughly 100 boats participate in the fishery and harvest millions of pounds over a period of 2 to 3 months.
Alive, King Crab are actually a dark burgundy in color. When they are cooked they turn bright red- with scarlet-red highlights on the top part of the shell, and especially around the toes.