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Where To Buy Alaskan King Crab?

smokarz 2,865 328 June 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Our family loves seafood and for the upcoming father day we want to try Alaskan King Crab.

I spent a few hours on google and the place i found is great-alaska-seafood.com , which sells it for about $40 per lb.

Is there some where else I can get it cheaper?

Thanks

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Our family loves seafood and for the upcoming father day we want to try Alaskan King Crab.

I spent a few hours on google and the place i found is great-alaska-seafood.com , which sells it for about $40 per lb.

Is there some where else I can get it cheaper?

Thanks
you mean like the grocery store or Costco? The crab is all caught alive, then kept in tanks, then unloaded to a processing facility. From that point on it's frozen until it's either put out for sale or you thaw it out if you ordered it on-line. In that respect I don't know how one claims to be of higher quality over another.

Where the quality would differ however is the size. I've had enormous legs before and other times have had considerably smaller legs. One time Albertsons was selling it for like $10/lb. People were buying full boxes of it for their holiday gatherings and we did the same. It's normally around $20/lb in the store out here for the average sized stuff.
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I am in the northeast. Couldn't find it at my local stores so I am looking online.

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anyone else? where do you buy them online?
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I'm in the ne also. I get them at the fishmonger all the time, even Roche Bros (the local higher end grocery store) has them once in awhile. They are expensive but well worth it for a special occasion.
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I'm in the ne also. I get them at the fishmonger all the time, even Roche Bros (the local higher end grocery store) has them once in awhile. They are expensive but well worth it for a special occasion.

do you have a link?
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Deadliest Catch is a good show.

What? Where to buy the stuff? I don't know, I just wanted to mention Deadliest Catch. But hey, here's a free Bump
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lol..that's a great show. wish i still had cable.

no one like king crab?
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lol..that's a great show. wish i still had cable.

no one like king crab?
Just too expensive.
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I'm looking for some myself. Costco has 10lbs for 259.99 online.
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I'm looking for some myself. Costco has 10lbs for 259.99 online.
Do you guys now have it at your local store or something? Mine always has it and it's normal price is about $20/lb and at times it's down around $10-$12 although I hear the crab quota was less this year so I wouldn't expect $10 king crab!

That said, i personally prefer the taste of snow crap (which is only $6/lb at my local store this week) although it's a lot more work than king crab.
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I haven't been to Costco lately, but may soon. The 259.99 stuff is shipped to your door. I think last i checked they had some at 19.99/lb.
I'm heading to the grocery store for the $6 Snow though. Much cheaper. I really dislike the extra saltiness of some of the cooked crab though, be it Snow or King. It ruins the natural flavor. Is there a way to tell whether the crab is steamed or cooked in salt water??
The best I had was live ones from Chinese restaurants. Or the ones in Juneau caught and frozen by locals, no extra salt. Just the natural sweetness is the best. I don't even need the butter.
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large Korean and Chinese markets by me have the best prices on seafood and the most selection of fresh stuff. It kind of weirded me out coming across a random box of live crab....
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