Fishing for the Alaskan King Crab occurs off the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands as well as in Russian and international waters. The season is short, with the crabs caught during the autumn months, and then cooked, frozen and shipped worldwide for year-round consumption.
This pre-cooked delicacy pairs well with cocktail sauce and drawn butter. For a creamy and tangy sauce, try mixing the cocktail sauce with a bit of mayo, some lemon juice, and fresh lemon zest.
To make crab rolls, fill a buttered, toasted bun with 3-6 oz fresh Alaskan King Crab meat, a bit of mayo and a shake of seafood seasoning. Alternative: serve in the manner of a lobster boil by steaming the crab and serving alongside boiled potatoes and corn.
Remember that Alaskan King Crab will arrive pre-cooked and frozen, so steam only until warmed through, about 6 minutes.