Imperial King Crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Common Names: Red King Crab, Kamchatka Crab, Alaskan King Crab

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Potted/Trap - USA, Canada

SIZING

4-7 ct/lb
6-9 ct/lb
9-12 ct/lb
12-14 ct/lb
16-20 ct/lb

FLAVOR PROFILE

Rich, fresh flavor with medium texture and small flake. Low fat content.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Previously cooked, but requires reheating before service.

PRODUCT INFO

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.