Select Alaskan Red King Crab Legs
- Responsibly Sourced in Alaska and Norway
- Each Leg Weighs on Avg. 0.40 Lb.
- Fully Cooked and Flash-Frozen
- May Include Claws and Leg Pieces
- Each Leg Ships With 4-5 Segments Minimum
- Buy 6 for $62.99 each and save 3%
- Buy 12 for $60.99 each and save 6%
Order Alaskan King Crab Legs Online
If you’ve never tried king crab, you’ve been missing out. Crack into our Select Alaskan King Crab Legs to enjoy sweet, tender crabmeat that’s great on its own, or just as good dipped in melted butter or cocktail sauce. Red king crabs are the largest of the crab family and can grow up to 6 feet long, but they’re incredibly easy to cook at home, taking just under 10 minutes to prepare. Grab your shell crackers and prepare for an extraordinary dining experience like no other. 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 Much Food Do You Get From Select Alaskan King Crab Legs?
Ordering Alaskan king crab legs can be confusing since the weight includes both the hard shell and the meat inside. We’ll help you sort out the serving size. A Select Alaskan King Crab Leg is about .40 lbs., or 6.4 oz. Crab legs yield about 50% meat, so 1 leg is about 3.2 oz. of meat. The standard portion size is 5 oz.
That means we recommend serving 2 Select Alaskan King Crab Legs for every person (which should leave a little for leftovers). 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. Round out your Maine crab dinner with a sweet treat, like Maine Pie Co.’s delectable Blueberry Pie.
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.
Schedule Deliveries and Earn FREE Shipping
Maine Lobster Now offers the best price on shipping crabmeat, lobster, and more seafood products. When you spend $100 or more, your order ships FREE.
You can also schedule your seafood delivery ahead of time. At checkout, choose the day you want your food delivered to ensure you have the freshest possible seafood at your door on the day you need it.
In order to bring you a truly memorable seafood experience and keep our products as fresh as possible, all frozen items are shipped with gel packs or dry ice. Dry ice is not hazardous to food and will not contaminate it. In fact, these cooling methods, alongside our own nitrogen freezing process, help keep your seafood at ideal temperatures during shipping and ensure they taste just like they are fresh from the dock.
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.
Select 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.
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