CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN
Pot/Trap; Alaska, USA
Mild, full flavor with medium texture and small flake. Low fat content.
Previously cooked, but requires reheating before service.
The Alaska snow crab fishery occurs in the Bearing Sea,
traditionally from January to April. Snow crabs are taken
in traps, commonly referred to as “pots,” on the sandy
bottom of the ocean in depths from 30 feet to as far down
as 1,500 feet.
They are smaller and less red than king crabs and,
instead of three sets of legs like the king crab, snow crab
have four sets of legs plus two claw arms.
Live snow crab average just over 1 pound round weight.
The “clusters” are taken off the main body of the crab,
cooked, chilled, frozen and then glazed before they are
packed for shipping and sale.