Snow Crabs

Chionoecetes opilio

Common Names: Queen Crab, Snow Crab, Kani

AVAILABILITY Frozen

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Pot/Trap; Alaska, USA

SIZING

Clusters:
12oz/up
14oz/up
4oz/up
5-8oz
8oz/up
10oz up

Case sizes:
20lb
30lb
40lb

FLAVOR PROFILE

Mild, full flavor with medium texture and small flake. Low fat content.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Previously cooked, but requires reheating before service.

PRODUCT INFO

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.