The fisheries within Alaska are well known to be very
productive worldwide as many people can't help them selves but eat delicacies such as King Crab.
Due to the high popularity and reputation of this fishing industry, people know they are getting the best.
Among the seafood delicacies here as I have mentioned are Alaskan King Crab Legs. This species dominates
all crab species with size and taste. This is a food that people have to try at least once and hopefully
learn to love it and cook Frozen King Crab Legs all the time.
King crab is sold in nearly all parts of America and is hard to get in places such as the UK and
It is mainly Frozen (legs) and sold pre-cooked meaning it is not necessary to cook them
for long whenever it comes to you preparing your dish (refer to cooking methods). You really don't want to over cook Alaskan King Crab
Legs as they have a unique texture which is a key factor in what makes it so
In general, all you have to do is warm it up, so for dishes that may take a long time such as a bake in the oven, you may be
better waiting till the end before adding it to the dish, thus preserving the quality.
If you decide to keep the legs whole including the shell
etc, boil for approximately 9-11 minutes before removing. If you have thawed the meat and have removed the
shell, then a good simple recipe is to cut the meat into reasonable chunks and add them to a stir fry. Now
for a stir fry, the timing will only have to be the last 2-3 minutes before putting the mixture onto a
The classic way to serve King Crab though has to be the simple way. This dish would only consist of
boiling the crab legs until cooked and serving with butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper as well as a shell cracker
for breaking the claws open. This is simply the pure classic way to serve.
How To Buy, Cook And Serve Alaskan King Crab
There are many things to keep in mind when buying king
crab. Your first decision will be what kind of crab do you intend to purchase. There are primarily 3 kinds of
king crab available on the market: Blue, Golden and Red. The one that is most sought after, because it has
such sweet meat, is the red crab. The Blue crab has exceptionally large right legs, while Golden Crab
is usually smaller and easier to find. No matter which type you select though, Alaskan King Crab legs -is a
delicacy that will have your guests coming back for more!
In the majority of cases, the crab that your local shop or market will sell, has already been pre-cooked. Most of
Alaska's crab is immediately cooked and then frozen to preserve the taste. Cooking this kind of crab for your
guests is thus normally simply a matter of choosing your preferred method of reheating it.
If you bought crab legs in frozen form, the first thing we recommend that you do is to thaw them. Doing this
overnight in the refrigerator is the best idea.
If you simply don't have the time, you could speed up the thawing process by holding them under
running tap water for a few minutes. To test whether the legs have properly thawed, you should try to bend the legs
at the joints - this way you will immediately see if they haven't thawed completely yet.
As you might know by now, there are a number of different ways in which you can reheat the crab. Baking, boiling an
steaming are some of the most popular methods. Using one of these methods, it only takes a few minutes - four to
eight - to reheat the crabs. Don't forget that, unless you bought fresh, live crabs from the market, the crab you
bought has already been pre-cooked.
Be careful thus not to over-cook it, as this will damage both the texture and the taste of the
Serving your Crab Legs
This type of crab can be served in a number of different ways. A very common way to do it, is to serve it together
with a dip of warm melted butter. You can of course experiment with the melted butter by adding some crushed
garlic, or lemon juice, or any other spices that you think will enhance the taste. Even a few drops of Tabasco
sauce might go well with a melted butter dip. It's hard to go wrong with this: you can be virtually sure that your
Alaskan King Crab Legs will be a hit with your guests!