Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs
- Responsibly Sourced in Alaska and Norway
- Each Leg Weighs on Avg. 0.48 Lb.
- Fully Cooked and Flash-Frozen
- May Include Claws and Leg Pieces
- Each Leg Ships With 4-5 Segments Minimum
- Buy 6 for $65.99 each and save 6%
- Buy 10 for $62.99 each and save 10%
Treat the Family With Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs
When you have a jumbo appetite, you need a jumbo meal to satisfy your hunger. Our Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs come from the meatiest crabs caught in the ocean and are a great way to treat family or friends to an extraordinary dining experience. Red king crab legs can span up to 3 feet each, meaning there’s plenty of sweet crabmeat inside every red shell. But don’t let their size deter you from ordering. They’re easy to cook and crack open. Soon after arrival, you’ll be enjoying this seafood delicacy and wondering why you didn’t order sooner. Orders of Alaskan king crab legs may include claws, leg pieces, and shoulders, which allows us to share with you more delicious, sweet crabmeat from this coastal seafood favorite.
Stock up on kitchen supplies to pair with your king crab meat, like cocktail sauce, butter, and lemons.
Responsibly Harvested Alaskan King Crab Meat
At Maine Lobster Now, we know the long-term sustainability of seafood products is an issue deeply connected to Maine and other coastal communities all across the world. In order to offer you Alaskan king crab meat today and in the future, we work only with fisheries that follow all local, federal, and international rules and regulations to responsibly harvest king crab to ensure continued access to these crustaceans for future generations.
Unmatched Quality and Freshness
Maine Lobster Now sources crabmeat to be the freshest, tastiest it can be for our customers. Prized by local fishermen, our Alaskan king crabs are caught in the frigid waters off Alaska and Norway. When it lands at the docks, it is immediately cooked, sometimes brined, and flash-frozen before it’s shipped directly to us. It’s impossible to experience fresher Alaskan king crab unless you take a boat out on the water and catch it yourself (which we don’t recommend).
As part of our commitment to sustainable seafood, Maine Lobster Now responsibly sources red king crabs from two distinct regions of the world. Traditionally, Alaskan red king crab has been sourced from, you guessed it, the Alaskan coast in the Bering Sea.
We also source Alaskan red king crab from a growing, invasive population that migrated north of Norway. This helps Norway combat the threat and maintain a more viable ecosystem in their waterways while ensuring the beloved seafood is caught using traditional, sustainable methods.
Unlike many of our competitors, we do not source our crabs from Russia, due to lax oversight and accountability of sustainable fishing practices in the region.
How Many People Will Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs Feed?
Ordering Alaskan king crab legs can be confusing because the weight includes both the hard exoskeleton and the meat inside. We’ll help you sort out serving sizes. On average, a Jumbo King Crab Leg is about .50 lbs., or 8 oz. Crab legs yield about 50% meat, so 1 leg provides about 4 oz. of meat. The standard portion size is 5 oz.
That means we recommend serving 2 Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs for every person and you’re likely to have leftovers afterwards. You can make your red king crab legs part of a full seafood feast by adding shrimp cocktail as a first course, then serving red potatoes, a traditional Maine side dish great for baking, frying, or mashing. Also add our signature Susan’s Seafood Stuffing, packed with crabmeat, scallops, and shrimp. Top off your Maine crab dinner with a sweet treat, like Cape Whoopies chocolate and vanilla Maine-iac Whoopie Pies.
Nutritional Benefits of Alaskan King Crab Meat
Crabmeat is a high-protein meat source that comes packed with vitamins and minerals. Like other shellfish and seafood we sell, crab could be added to the growing list of “superfoods” health experts recommend.
Crabmeat offers a whopping 16 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving. Crabmeat also contains vitamins B12 and C, and the antioxidants zinc and selenium. Zinc helps support bone mass and immune function, while selenium aids in preventing cellular damage. And there’s more. Crabmeat is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower inflammation and can reduce the risk of heart disease.
We ship out orders Monday - Friday for next-day delivery on Tuesday - Saturday, as long as the order is placed by 2PM ET. You may also schedule your seafood delivery ahead of time by choosing your desired date at checkout. Not all towns have Saturday delivery, so if you are interested in Saturday delivery, please contact our Customer Service Team by email or phone with your zip code so we can check availability. All orders scheduled to be delivered on Saturday are subject to an additional delivery fee.
All frozen packages are sealed in a reusable box with dry ice, while our fresh packages are packed with gel packs. Packages containing both frozen and fresh products will be packed with gel packs. Dry ice is not harmful to your food as CO2 is found naturally in the air we breathe, however, it can be so cold that it can burn your skin if you touch it with your bare hands. Please wear gloves when handling dry ice.
Shipping exceptions include holidays, the eve of a holiday or inclement weather. Our Customer Service Team will inform you via phone call or email if there are any issues with shipping your order out as promptly as possible.
Once you receive your package, you should open your package and make sure all your items arrived safely. If you have any issues with your products you must notify our Customer Service Team with photos of any issues via email the day your package arrives. For further questions, you can refer to our shipping policy here.
Simple Instructions for Storing and Thawing Alaskan King Crab
We’ll help you maintain Alaskan king crab legs at the highest quality possible.
- Keep frozen at or below 0℉.
- Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38℉ for 24 hours prior to eating.
- For quick thawing, place in cool water for 20 to 30 minutes until contents are flexible.
- Once thawed, immediately use or refrigerate.
- Do not allow food to warm above 38℉ prior to cooking.
Preparing Alaskan King Crab Is Easy
We’re here to help perfectly cook your Alaskan king crab legs, even if this is your first time ordering them.
Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs are already fully cooked by professional fishermen as soon as they are landed at the dock. Once thawed, you can eat the crab meat straight out of the leg.
Heating king crab legs is easy and fast. To boil:
- Fill a large pot with water. Bring to boil.
- Add thawed king crab legs. Turn heat down to medium.
- Boil for 4 minutes. If boiling more than 15 legs, cook for 8 minutes.
- Remove crab legs from pot. Run under cold water to stop them from cooking further. Plate and enjoy!
You can also steam, grill, or bake Alaskan king crab legs. Use the link to find step-by-step instructions for each cooking method.