Fresh Crab

We ship you fresh (never-frozen) crab from Alaska, right to your door!  Fresh Alaska crab has a delicate richness that is simply superior to frozen crab.  Its sweet flavor and melt-in-your mouth texture will utterly amaze you.

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Starting in January - we will be shipping FRESH (never-frozen) Alaska Snow Crab.
     - Sweet, flavorful meat.
     - Long season; good availability.
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Affordable price.


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In the meantime, we offer a large selection of premium frozen crab.

Fresh Alaska Snow Crab (Opilio)

If you’ve never had it fresh, we can guarantee this will be the best snow crab you’ve ever eaten - in your life!

Fresh Alaska Snow Crab has a sweet richness that you will not find in crab that has been previously frozen. Fresh Alaska snow crab is superior in flavor and texture to frozen.

This crab is soft and delicate, with a robust flavor. It will literally melt in your mouth!

Fresh Alaska Snow Crab
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▪ Arrives fresh, never frozen.
▪ Sweet “Opilio” snow crab.
▪ Average 1/3 lb. per cluster.
▪ Ships on Thursdays.

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Fresh Alaska Crab  Availability

Fresh King Crab Nutrition

Fresh Snow Crab
  January - March

Fresh Norton Sound Red King Crab
  July - August

Fresh Golden King Crab
   September - October

Fresh Red King Crab (& Captain’s Reserve)
  mid-October - early November

Fresh Blue King Crab
   November

Calories

97

Protein

29.3 g

Fat

1.5 g

Saturated Fat

0.1 g

Sodium

1072 mg

Cholesterol

53 mg

Omega-3

0.4 g

Serving size: 100 grams
Source: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Serving Sizes

2 to 3 pounds of king crab will serve 2 to 3 people easily. If you're having a crab feast or are serving a group of crab lovers, we recommend 1 to 1 1/2 pounds per person.

Storing and Thawing

King crab arrives in the form of frozen legs and claws. Frozen king crab can be kept in a freezer for several months due to it's protective glaze. To thaw king crab, place it in the refrigerator a day prior to cooking it. Left-over king crab should be kept under refrigeration and used within a couple of days.

Cooking King Crab

Here's some great tips for buying, serving, and preparing king crab legs from the experts.

Size and Packaging

FishEx has always opted to offer jumbo king crab legs and claws for their quality and meat content. Legs and claws average between 1/2 pound to 2/3 pound each. Legs are packaged in large clear plastic bags making it helpful to store in your freezer. We do not ship broken pieces or tips and knuckles parts, just whole legs and claws.

King Crab Recipes

Browse our large collection of king crab recipes and find an exciting recipe to fix your crab legs with.

Golden King Crab

Alaska's Bering Sea is home of Alaska's Golden king crab fishery. Golden, or “brown king crab” are mainly caught in the waters surrounding the Aleutian Islands. These crab are also caught in Southeast Alaskan waters. Golden king crab live at much greater depths than Alaska's other king crab.  They are caught using baited crab pots which are lowered to the ocean bottom.  Available fresh in Sep - Oct

Red King Crab

Alaska's primary red king crab fishery takes place in the frigid waters of Bristol Bay, in the turbulent Bering Sea. As shown on the Discovery Channel's popular show, the Deadliest Catch, king crab are caught using baited crab pots which are lowered to the ocean's floor. Because the fishery has changed from a derby-style fishery to a quota-style fishery, the slower-pace of fishing now provides the ability to offer fresh king crab.  Available fresh mid-Oct - early Nov

Norton Sound Red King Crab

Norton Sound is located on the west coast of northern Alaska, just outside the famous gold mining town Nome. Many of the Norton Sound fishermen live in Nome year-round. Red king crab caught within the Norton Sound district are smaller than those caught in Alaska’s Bristol Bay fishery, but quite tasty.
Available fresh Jul - Aug

Snow Crab (Opilio)

Snow crab is fished within the Bering Sea and consists of two kinds of crab; Opilio and Bairdi crab. These fisheries started in the 60's and use the same methods that are used to capture king crab. Large pots are lowered to the ocean's bottom baited with herring and cod to let "soak" then lifted back to the surface to harvest the crab.
Available fresh Jan - Mar

Learn even more about Alaska king crab:

King Crab - general king crab information.
King Crab 101 - general species and habitat information.
King Crab Fishing Gallery - fascinating pictures of Alaska's king crab fishery.
King Crab UpClose Gallery - Get intimate and upclose with Alaska's king crab.
Frontier Finale by Cade Smith - An inside story about today's king crab fisheries.
King Crab Habitat Map - Where do king crab live?
My First Crabber Job by Pete - The trials of being a greenhorn crabber.
How to Buy, Cook, and Serve King Crab - Know your king crab before you buy.


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  • Includes:  Insulated Box, Dry Ice, Insurance, and FedEx Overnight delivery.
  • Available in most major US cities.
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