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King Crab Cooking Guides

King crab is a species of crab that can be found in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean. The meat is sweet and delicate, with a texture similar to that of lobster. King crab is often served steamed or boiled. It's a good source of protein, providing about 24 grams per 4-ounce serving.

Type Method Cook Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
Crab Meat Sear Med-High 5-7 mins 145°F
Crab Legs Steamed Boiling 7-10 mins 145°F
Whole Crab Broil 450°F 15-20 mins 145°F

Note:The above guidelines are only guardrails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked King Crab it's good to have a meat thermometer handy and check internal temp around above time frames.

Red vs. Golden

Both Red and Golden King Crab have a similarly sweet flavor and include the merus piece — the biggest part of the leg — so that seafood lovers can enjoy a premium bite of the rich, succulent meat. Red King Crab is often considered one of the most luxurious seafood options you can buy and is especially popular in Asian markets. It’s larger and comes with the shell intact so you can crack and peel the outer layer yourself, uncovering full chunks of crab inside. Golden King Crab, on the other hand, comes butterflied — pre-split for convenience and makes for the most effortless eating experience. Whatever variety you choose, delicious taste and unmatched texture and quality are guaranteed.

STRICTLY SEASONAL

For the first time ever, you now have access to succulent Red & Golden King Crab caught near Dutch Harbor in Alaska. The Alaskan King Crab has been well preserved — the season is incredibly short, just a few weeks, and quotas are extremely strict. Only a very limited amount will be available. Moving in groups along the bottom of the Bering Sea floor, these crabs are the freshest you'll find. Once caught and weighed, they will have been cleaned, cooked, packaged and frozen in under an hour.

Learn more about where Crowd Cow's crab comes from.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you need to thaw frozen crab legs before cooking?

We recommend thawing your crab legs in your fridge the night before, but if you're in a time crunch - you can thaw them faster by placing the crab legs under cold, running water for several minutes.

How do you know when crab legs are done?

The color of the crab will tell you whether it is cooked or not. If the crab is orange or red, it has already been cooked (Crowd Cow's crab is pre-cooked) and just needs to be reheated. If the crab is greenish or brown, you'll want to make sure that you steam or boil it until it turns orange or red.

Is it better to steam or boil crab legs?

Steaming crab legs is better because it allows all of the crab flavor to stay within the shell instead of some spilling out into the boiling water. Since Crowd Cow's crab legs are already cooked - steaming or baking are two good ways to heat up the meat and not overcook the crab.

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