The Best Alaska King Crab Leg
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BEST ALASKA KING CRAB LEG
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Whether it’s crab cakes made from canned crab meat to that from Dungeness-Crabs or Alaska King Crabs to freshly steamed Snow-Crabs, or any other type of crabs you love to eat and enjoy.
The Alaska King Crab, or Red King Crab is harvested out of the Bering Sea around Bristol Bay and Norton Sound.
Like many of you I have watched and enjoyed Discovery Channels Deadliest Catch and just how hard it is to deliver these delicious meals to your doorstep.
Nearly 100 crab boats fish the area in the season which lasts around 2-3 months.
Many prefer the Jumbo sized Alaska king crab legs that can be as much as one pound per leg in weight. They have that inviting and vibrant bright red color and inside the most delicious red edged white crab meat.
The crab meat has a delicate, sweet and succulent flavour and a somewhat tender texture and however you enjoy eating them there are many easy ways to prepare and serve them. Alaska King Crab legs are freshly cooked and then flash frozen. They taste best when served steaming hot, well that’s how I like them!
ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ALASKA KING CRAB LEG
Actually there are three species of king crab in Alaska and they are the Red King Crab, the Blue King Crab and the brown King Crab. Each is found in different areas of Alaska. The Red King Crab has very large and powerful claws and long, thin and spiny legs.
When they are alive the Red King Crab has a dark burgundy color and they turn bright red when they are cooked. The Golden King Crab is smaller and is more plentiful and the Blue King Crab has a very large right hand claw
HOW THEY TREAT THE DEADLIEST CATCH OF ALASKA KING CRAB LEG
As you all know from Deadliest catch they crabs are kept alive and taken to shore where they are processed. They are cleaned and this leaves two sets of legs.
These are known as sections. The sections are then cooked in lightly salty boiling water then dipped into salted cold water before being snap frozen.
Commonly Alaska king crab is measured by how many crab legs it would take to make 10 pounds. A size "12-14" would mean there is on an average 12 to 14 legs per 10 pounds.
Claws are not counted when making this weight count. (Yes, we know this makes it confusing; we didn't invent this method.) Sizes can range from 6-9 (really big stuff) to 21-24's.
WAYS TO EAT ALASKA KING CRAB LEG
When you come to eat them you clean them, boil and steam the legs in either alted or unsalted water for 20 to 30 minutes.
You can eat Alaska King Crab Leg in several ways and the most popular is with a dish of hot melted butter, even better is ghee or clarified butter to dip the delicious crab meat into.
I also like to vary the butter flavour by adding a hint of garlic or perhaps ginger, a dash of Tabasco sauce or some chilli flakes, or some fresh ground black pepper. You can even add in some fine chopped cilantro leaves or other herbs, and if you are serving for guests then a choice of dips is a good strategy.
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The Best Alaska King Crab Leg