Snow Crab
Cocktail Claws

Wow your friends next time you bring an appetizer tray to a party.

Snow crab cocktail claws are a delightfully fun, tasty, and attractive appetizer.

Not just good for parties - you’ll find that they make great casual snacks as well.  These cocktail claws store well in your freezer, require no cooking, and are easy to eat!  After trying these, you may find yourself abstaining from snow crab legs; cocktail claws are every bit as tasty - and a easier to eat!

Can be served chilled, with a dipping sauce, or warm, with drawn butter on the side.

Also Available:

Snow Crab Clusters, King Crab Cakes, Lobster Cocktail Claws

Snow Crab Cocktail Claws
$36.95 lb

▪ 16-24 per pound.
▪ Sweet & flavorful!.
▪ Kids love them. So do adults!


20 lbs Snow Crab Cocktail Claws
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16-24 claws per pound.
▪ Easy to eat. Great for parties!
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Snow Crab Nutrition




20 g


1.3 g

Saturated Fat

0.2 g


572 mg


59 mg


2.1 mg

Serving size: 100 grams
Source: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Snow Crab Recipes

Browse our large collection of crab recipes, where you’re sure to find a delicious crab dish to suit your needs.

Storing and Thawing

Snow crab cocktail claws arrive frozen, in clear plastic bags. Frozen claws can be kept in a freezer for several months due to their protective glaze. To thaw the cocktail claws, place them in the refrigerator a day prior to cooking. Rinse quickly in a colander, under cold running water, to remove any lingering freezing brine. Left-over snow crab should be kept under refrigeration and used within a couple of days.

Size, Count & Serving Suggestions

Our snow crab cocktail claws average 16-24 per pound. For a full meal, we recommend one pound per person.  As an appetizer, 3-5 claws per person is generally adequate.  However, bear in mind that at a party - your cocktail claws will likely receive more attention the other appetizers being served!


Bering Sea snow crab actually consists of two sub-species: Opilio and Bairdi. 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.

Major snow crab fisheries also take place out of Russia and Canada.

Fishing Seasons

Alaska's main commercial fishery for Snow crab starts in January and generally last for several months. It is considered one of the harshest fisheries in the world due to the fact that it takes place in the winter, in the turbulent Bering Sea.


When Snow crab is caught it is cooked and brine-frozen to capture its quality. This commercial level of processing allows snow crab to be kept frozen for long periods of time. Frozen crab is glazed with an outer shell of frozen water to protect it from the dry air of the freezer. Because of the large size of this fishery and the abundance of snow crab, it is generally available year-round.

Learn even more about Alaska crab:

Crab Fishing Gallery - fascinating pictures of Alaska's crab fishery.

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