Alaska Snow Crab & Giant Snow Crab

Direct from the waters of the Bering Sea, Alaska Snow Crab is a delicious treat everyone can enjoy.  Inexpensive, succulent, and full of flavor - Alaska’s Opilio Snow Crab is great for crab feasts, catered events, and family dinners.  Opilio’s larger cousin - Bairdi, also known as
Giant Alaska Snow Crab, is almost twice the size!

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Alaska Snow Crab (Opilio)

It may be smaller in size than its giant cousin, but it is still huge on flavor. The noticeably sweet meat and delicate texture, makes this a real treasure on any table. Let your taste buds latch onto this succulent treat.

Perfect for large gatherings and crab feeds; this affordable crab is sure to please.

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Alaska Snow Crab
$17.95 lb.

▪ "Opilio" snow crab.
▪ Average 10-12 legs & claws per lb.
▪ Flash-frozen, glazed, & packaged.


Lbs.


Snow Crab Nutrition

Calories

95

Protein

20 g

Fat

1.3 g

Saturated Fat

0.2 g

Sodium

572 mg

Cholesterol

59 mg

Iron

2.1 mg

Serving size: 100 grams
Source: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Snow Crab Nutrition

3 pounds of snow crab will serve 2 to 3 people easily if you're serving with additional entrees. If you're having a crab feast or are serving a group of crab lovers, 2 to 3 pounds per person would be a good start.

Storing and Thawing

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

Size, Count, & Clusters

Our opilio snow crab leg clusters average about 1/2 pound each. A 5 pound box would yield around 10 clusters. Our snow crab legs are flash-frozen in cluster form as shown below and are packaged in clear plastic bags for easy freezer storage.

Snow Crab Recipes

Browse our large collection of crab recipes and find that exciting recipe sure to please your guests.

Snow crab is fished for within the Bering Sea and actually 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.

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 crab fisheries due to the winter months that it takes place in.

Availability

When Snow crab is caught it is cooked and blast frozen to capture its quality. This commercial level of processing allows king 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 elements. Because of the large size of this fishery and the abundance of Snow crab, it is available all year long.

Learn even more about Alaska crab:

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

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