Taste the Best King Crab Legs


The King Crab or its Latin name of Paralithodes camtschaticus is the largest commercially harvested crab. It has a very spiny shell and those characteristic long and spindley legs

The fact is that most crabs have 10 legs, but the King Crab has just 6 walking legs, and they also have one large claw, and one smaller pincher claw.

The crab shell color tends to vary according to where the crab comes from. Red is the most common color, but some are also blue, or brown or even golden.

The Southern King crab is virtually identical to the King Crab but this lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

King Crabs are found in the relatively shallow waters of the Bering Sea. Live king crabs can be bought from September through to December, while frozen King Crabs can be bought all year round.

The largest supply numbers and the lowest prices are found in November. King Crabs can grow up to an amazing 6 feet and weigh in at a round 10 pounds and that’s a lot of crab meat to eat.

Virtually all the King Crab on the United States market has been cooked and then frozen in brine. The crab meat should not have a salty taste and the flesh should be sweet, moist with that rich crab taste. ENJOY BROILED CRAB LEGS

This great recipe serves two hungry people

Step 1 Cut 1 pound of split king crab legs into 2 and 3 inch pieces.

Step 2 Combine 1/4 cup of melted butter with 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning, the grated zest of 1 lemon or lime, 2 tablespoons of grated onion and 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley and 1 tablespoon of chopped tarragon

Step 3 Brush the mixture over the crab.

Step 4 Place the coated crab legs with the crab shell side down on a broiler pan.

Step 5 Broil for around 5 minutes, and brush the legs with sauce every minute or so until the legs are sizzling hot. Don’t overcook!

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Taste the Best King Crab Legs