Calledthekingforgood reason, genus Paralithodes is
indeed a very large crab, with records noting 10-foot extensions
from claw to claw and weights of up to 25 pounds.
The crabs, sometimes known as Alaskan king crab, are
harvested in the icy waters from Alaska to Japan and are
immediately frozen to retain flavor and freshness.The large
pieces of white meat tinged with red found in the spiny legs
are very popular, as are the enormous claws.
Low in fat and calories and an excellent source of protein, this
king of crabs is available year-round, especially through
Costco’s seafood roadshows.
Global Fishing Red King Crab
2 pounds cooked Global
Fishing king crab legs in
shell, thawed if frozen and
shells split lengthwise
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine tomato sauce,
lemon juice and cayenne in a small bowl.
2. Remove crabmeat from shell, discarding cartilage;
cut meat into 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange in a buttered
baking dish. Pour tomato sauce over crab.
3. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 15-20
minutes, until just heated through. Serve immediately
with lemon wedges on the side and hot bread.
Makes 4 servings.
Steaming King Crab: Put 2 inches of water in a
large covered roasting pan and bring to a boil.
Place the crab on a rack in the pan so it is not
touching water. Cover and steam for 10 minutes
if crab is defrosted and 15 minutes if frozen.
Serve with drawn (clarified) butter.