Author: Lindy Callahan

Mother’s Day Recipes for a New England Style Brunch

Mother’s Day Recipes for a New England Style Brunch

A delicious meal is a great way to spend time, make memories and celebrate your loves ones. It is no coincidence that Mother’s Day ends up being one of the busiest days for restaurants every year. This year, why not make time with family extra […]

Mother’s Day Lobster Brunch

Mother’s Day Lobster Brunch

Give your mom something special this year. This lobster brunch recipe is sure to impress your mom and family on Mother’s Day.

Snow Crab vs. King Crab

Snow Crab vs. King Crab

After deciding you want to add crab to an upcoming menu, one choice still remains. Which kind? Snow crab and King crab are two of the most popular options available. Both provide that classic sweet white meat with shades of crimson we are all familiar with. The meat primarily comes from the legs in both. You can even prepare them the same way.

So what are the differences between Snow crab and King crab? Why choose one over the other? We can help you out in making that decision. Just consider these key differences to make a choice that will suite your specific preferences and needs.

Snow Crab vs King Crab

Availability

Snow crab harvesting season lasts the longest, but the specific time depends on location. In the United States snow crab season typically begins in the late fall and can extend into the early summer months. These crabs are found on both sides of the U.S. off of the coasts of Alaska and Maine.

King crab have a more limited harvesting season, usually lasting for a few weeks in the winter. Sometimes it can start as early as late October and with decent weather it can last into January. Much shorter than the snow crab harvesting season to be sure. These crustaceans also have a limited locale in which they are found. This is mostly in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Russia.

Size

Snow crab are the smaller of the two, weighing on average somewhere between two and four pounds. On the other hand, their legs tend to be longer.

King crab can get really big. Some can even exceed 20 pounds. On average, King crab sold on the market are weigh somewhere around 6 pounds. They have shorter, but also thicker legs than the Snow crab.

Alaskan King Crab

Meat Consistency

Snow crab meat often comes off in long pieces that shred like corned beef. King crab meat tends to come out in large, firm hunks.

Crackability

Most of the time you can crack snow crab using only your hands. King crab on the other hand have thicker shells with larger spikes. These require some assistance with a cracking tool, like this one.

Cost

Of course, all of these factors lead to one of the biggest— the price. With a longer harvesting season and because they are found in more locations, snow crab are usually the cheaper of the two. King crabs on the other hand are more of a delicacy because of their limited availability.

Snow Crab

Whether you choose Snow crab or King crab for your next seafood feast, just know that in terms of flavor and enjoyment, you can’t go wrong.

At Maine Lobster Now we have a wide selection of Snow crab and King crab for you to choose from. Be sure to take a look at these crab side dish ideas as well to fully round out your menu.

Quick Scallop Guide

Quick Scallop Guide

Here at Maine Lobster Now we have decided to expand our options for the always popular Sea Scallops We would like to provide some information about these intricate creatures.

The Life of the Mother Lobster

The Life of the Mother Lobster

When most people see a lobster, they don’t know if it is a male or female unless they’re lobster experts or simply familiar with how to distinguish between the two. There are a few noticeable differences from a female Lobster to a male lobster. A […]

‘You’re My Lobster’ – The Connection between Lobsters and Love

‘You’re My Lobster’ – The Connection between Lobsters and Love

Valentine’s Day is commonly celebrated as a romantic occasion for couples to express their love for each other.

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“Fall” in Love with Portland, Maine.

“Fall” in Love with Portland, Maine.

As the years have progressed, Portland Maine has become an extremely popular spot to visit in the Summer months. There is always a very unique, hometown feel to Portland Maine but, in the fall that hometown feel turns  into a “welcome home” feel.

Maine Vs. Canadian Lobsters Vs. California Lobsters Vs. Australian Lobsters

Maine Vs. Canadian Lobsters Vs. California Lobsters Vs. Australian Lobsters

Overview The American Lobster known as the “Homarus Americanus”, is a species of lobster found in the Atlantic coast of North America. It is also known as Canadian Lobster, True Lobster, Northern Lobster, Canadian Reds, or Maine Lobster.

Maine Hard Shell Lobsters vs Firm Shell Lobsters vs Soft Shell Lobsters

Maine Hard Shell Lobsters vs Firm Shell Lobsters vs Soft Shell Lobsters

A common question asked about Maine Lobsters or Lobsters in general is, “What is better Hard Shell or Soft Shell Lobsters?”

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How Does a Lobster Trap Work?

How Does a Lobster Trap Work?

Lobster fishing is hard, physically demanding work. It involves long hours, harsh weather conditions, and an unpredictable and unforgiving work environment.