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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Fresh Red King Crab (& Captain’s Reserve) mid-October - early November
Fresh Blue King Crab November
Serving size: 100 grams Source: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
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