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Chris McCarthy

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Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 6:51 PM (permalink)
Message says it all.
I currently order Lobster from LiveLOb and love it, but have an interest in King Crab. I know they sell King Crab and theirs is probably just fine, but I was wondering if anyone had an oppinion about the best places to order this item.

Chris.
 
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    Greymo

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    RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 6:58 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Chris McCarthy

    Message says it all.
    I currently order Lobster from LiveLOb and love it, but have an interest in King Crab. I know they sell King Crab and theirs is probably just fine, but I was wondering if anyone had an oppinion about the best places to order this item.

    Chris.



    I always thought that King Crab was available at most super markets in most cities. I have been able to buy it in New York State, Maryland and Florida. Often, they thaw it and put it in the case but I always ask for it to be frozen when I buy it.
     
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      Michael Hoffman

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      RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 7:34 PM (permalink)
      I can't imagine king crab not being available at most major supermarkets. But, as Greymo said, always make sure you get it frozen.

      One thing: I think it best to make certain you're getting Alaskan-caught king crab, not Russian-caught. It's been my experience that Russian-caught king crab isn't kept as well as Alaskan-caught crab. I've found even frozen stuff from Russia to be mushy.
       
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        matilda

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        RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 7:43 PM (permalink)
        Actually, IMHO, I do enjoy King Crab but prefer Snow Crab.
         
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          lleechef

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          RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 10:00 PM (permalink)
          When you live in Alaska like I do.......what to send as gifts for Christmas or birthdays?? Alaskan seafood and especially king crab. I only use one company. Fisherman's Express. Their quality is superb and the king crab is the big meaty sections, not some freezer-burned scrawny little legs. I am visiting my parents in PA and the other night we had king crab, Kodiak scallops and Prince William Sound shrimp. Delicious. You can order online at www.fishex.com

           
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            matilda

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            RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 10:06 PM (permalink)
            Now if my exposure to King had resembled what is on that website, I may have been singing a different tune. lleechef, wouldn't you like to add one more to your Christmas gift list?
             
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              Roy

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              RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 11:09 PM (permalink)
              After taking a look at the fishex web site, I noted that their largest and most expensive crab legs were caught in the Barents Sea. Isn't this Russian caught or does the Alaskan fleet range this far? Just a question as I really don't know, but looking at a map it makes me wonder.
              Also, I have had the Costco frozen, but sold thawed, king crab many times which costs about a third of the price and have really enjoyed it. I'm sure this is a Barents Sea product based on price, though again, I only raise the question.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Thu, 12/20/07 11:44 PM (permalink)
                While the Barents Sea does border on Russia, it also borders on Norway. And some of the Alaskan fleet does range that far.
                 
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                  sizz

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                  RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Fri, 12/21/07 2:19 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                  While the Barents Sea does border on Russia, it also borders on Norway. And some of the Alaskan fleet does range that far.
                  something is fishy here...................... lol
                  crab from the Barents Sea ????????? lol that's hardly in Alaska, it looks like this Alaskan fish market is selling crab that came from Russia. ...what a shame
                  and yes Ron, all the King crab that is sold at your Costco's (seafood road show) did in fact come from Russia.
                  It seams 50 years ago the Ruskies transplanted some Alaskan King crab in the Barents Sea. ... the crab love it there and are thriving .... bigger, fatter and cheaper.............
                  Michael Hoffman you might be thinking of the Bering Sea......... there would be no way a crab boat from Alaska could navigate across the North Pole on to the other side of the earth........... lot of ice there Michael ....unless of course your thinking of the "northwest passage" although that could be a possibility but one would have to wait for globle warming to melt away the ice......that would be a vary long way to fish for crab............. besides even if they could get to the Barents Sea the Ruskies would blow them out of the water before they set their first trap.....
                   
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                    Michael Hoffman

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                    RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Fri, 12/21/07 3:29 PM (permalink)
                    The big crabbers can sail from Alaskan waters through the East Siberian Sea, Laptev Sea and Kara Sea to the Barents Sea. And, depending on the time of year they can sail through the southern Arctic.
                     
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                      Sundancer7

                      RE: Best Mail-order King Crab Fri, 12/21/07 3:57 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                      While the Barents Sea does border on Russia, it also borders on Norway. And some of the Alaskan fleet does range that far.


                      Michael, please look at your globe. They got a hell of a journey to make that trip. I hope they make a lot of money for their crabs.

                      Paul E. Smith
                      Knoxville, TN
                       
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