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Old 03-12-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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No, around here we hold out for Dungeness.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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It is very common to see live King Crabs in the markets of Japan and South Korea and even as south as Hong Kong.

I believe they are probably Russian King Crabs -- caught in the waters on the other side of the Bering Strait.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Russian King Crabs
Do they call them "tsar crabs" in Russia?
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I just found some cooked frozen King Crab legs at Costcos at $23.99/lb. Not bad however it's cooked in brine, I hate cooked frozen crab legs in brine. Completely ruins the natural flavor of the crab.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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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.

Over by me there are 3-4 H-Marts that are Korean Supermarket. They always have live King Crabs, for $30/lb it does seem expensive but it's actually not that bad when you compare the amount of meat vs blue crabs that goes for about $12-15/lb and it's comparing a sunflower seed to a walnut.

I always find that soft shell blue crabs is the way to eat and it's less messy and more enjoyable. Eating king crab legs and claws are even more enjoyable the flavor is amazing compare to snow and dungeness crabs.

While I like lobster too but you can't compare king crabs to lobsters, the flavor profile of king crab is just richer and sophisticated.
Assuming you live in America, H-Mart is an American chain selling food to Americans. Just because they also have a lot of ethnic foods doesn't make them not "american". Unless you're actually flying to Korea to buy your King Crab...

Also, King Crab is an Alaskan species, so again, it is by default "american"...
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:27 AM
 
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I have to wonder how many people know what crabs eat ................then they eat the crabs.

What do crabs eat
Chickens (at least the ones that aren't raised in a 10" box) spend their lives pecking at anything that moves on the ground, and often at things that don't.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: 60630
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I cannot stand crabs, so no for me. No shellfish at all please.
That's good to know. Thank you for the inut..lol
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:57 AM
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I just found some cooked frozen King Crab legs at Costcos at $23.99/lb. Not bad however it's cooked in brine, I hate cooked frozen crab legs in brine. Completely ruins the natural flavor of the crab.
Seawater is basically brine tho....
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I just found some cooked frozen King Crab legs at Costcos at $23.99/lb. Not bad however it's cooked in brine, I hate cooked frozen crab legs in brine. Completely ruins the natural flavor of the crab.
Just for the sake of accuracy, the crabs are not cooked in.brine. they are only frozen in brine. Which is why i wash them before cooking, making sure i shake the water out and get them as dry as possible . The briney flavor is mostly on the shell, not in the meat.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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This is true for most shellfish and many land animals. Don't get to excited if you're a vegetarian or vegan....Animal waste is used as compost.
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Then they are even more of a miracle of nature than ever. I don't want to know how they do it, but they manage to create very very tasty substances out of it.
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What crabs eat just like other bottom dwellers eats produces DHA Omega-3 fatty acids.

A mediterranean diet calls for lots of servings of fresh seafood that are rich in omega 3 like Squid and Octopus, shrimp, crabs, and clams that have lots of zinc and will boost your immune systems. My grandmother grew up eating seafood everyday and never took cold medicine or get any flu shot.
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Yeah, well I eat the crabs, not what the crabs eat.

It's really hard to understand why people eat carrion eaters. There is lot's of living sea food to eat. Oh, well.........

Define carrion: dead and putrefying flesh; also : flesh unfit for food
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