King Crab

Lithodes aequispinus

Common Names: Brown King Crab, King Crab, St. Matthew Blue Crab

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Pot/Trap; Alaska, USA

SIZING

Legs:
4/7
12-14
14/17
16/20
20/40
20/up
6/9
9/12

Cases:
20lb
10lb

FLAVOR PROFILE

Sweet, fresh flavor with a delicate texture and small flake.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Previously cooked, but requires reheating before service.

PRODUCT INFO

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.