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Old 03-09-2018, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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King Crab is one of my favorites. I think most stores here don't carry it because it's too expensive. I would be eating it all the time if it cost less!
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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It seems king crab is non-existent at American supermarkets even at high end markets all I see is frozen king crab legs and no fresh ones.
King-crab is not part of the American diet and never was, so there's little call for it at grocery stores.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: NYC
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King-crab is not part of the American diet and never was, so there's little call for it at grocery stores.
Which is kinda of ironic that the US reality show Deadliest Catch is all about catching King Crabs.



The only popular place that serves king crab is Joe's Crab Shack, franchise seafood place.

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Old 03-10-2018, 05:45 AM
 
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doesn't sell well in maine....but maine is huge on lobsters....

also the crab legs are more expensive than lobsters


i use to go lobster-fishing years ago and always have a pot going and we'd cook many crabs and dip in butter.....not as good as lobster but close
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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King-crab is not part of the American diet and never was, so there's little call for it at grocery stores.
I've no idea where in America you live or what grocery stores you frequent, but virtually every grocery store I've seen (regardless of the state) that has a full service fish department has snow crab and, usually king crab. Sometimes they are in the frozen section next to the bags of frozen shrimp.

Personally, I think the only reason Americans don't eat more king crab is the same reason we don't eat more lobster or dry aged beef: THE SKYHIGH PRICE.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I see them in H-Market quite often, not this size, though:
Spoiler


Interesting article here:
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...rticles_id=544

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Old 03-10-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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/ Even if it doesn't make me sick, it's apparently neigh impossible to prepare and keep it from turning to rubber. /

What works for me, especially if it has been previously frozen, is to prepare the entire recipe and then add the shellfish at the last minute - just enough to cook/warm it up. Then I think even your horse will love it.


We live in MN and I've noticed the price has really gone up. Don't even see King crab on the menu at our humble Red Lobster here anymore.

I didn't buy it at Christmas this year. It was just too high for frozen. But it was selling nigh like hotcakes.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Whole live crab anywhere is pretty sparse. Crabs don't have a long life once they're plucked form the ocean. If you've ever watched Deadliest Catch, you'd see that they have a time limit how long they will live in the tank of a ship. I've seen whole tanks full of dead king crab because they were out to sea too long. The crabs are off loaded to a processor who immediately processes them and freezes them. No one wants to eat expired crab.....very bad things happen to you!

Yes, king crab is expensive. It's expensive to harvest. They're not local to anyone except Alaska. VERY expensive to move things from Alaska to the mainland. Considering what goes into harvesting, processing, transporting king crab, Id' say $30 is a pound is a bargain!

In many areas, they're not available year round. Where I live, they'll have them at Wegmans right after the harvest for a few weeks. Then they're gone until next year.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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King-crab is not part of the American diet and never was, so there's little call for it at grocery stores.
Demand has certainly increased since Deadliest Catch hit the airwaves over a decade ago! You CAN find them in many supermarkets, but they aren't something that's stocked year round. We have them for a few weeks until the next harvest.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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King-crab is not part of the American diet and never was, so there's little call for it at grocery stores.
So Alaskans are not Americans?

We eat King Crab wherever we see it on the menu.

Yes, my local Publix, Fresh Foods, and Whole Market carry King Crab.
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