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Buy Cheap and Delicious Alaskan King Crab Legs

Updated on October 23, 2010

A Guide To Buying Cheap, Quality Alaska King Crab Legs

The mysteries of the deep, icy-cold waters of the Alaskan Bering Sea reveal the home of the Alaskan king crab. These are amazing creatures with long spiny legs and large powerful claws. They are highly acclaimed as one of Alaska’s prized catches.

Those of you that are already familiar with Alaskan king crab, don’t have to be told of the virtues of this incredible tasty entrée. Beneath the tough, outer exterior is some of the finest, tastiest white meat that is known the world over by people with discerning tastes. Crabs can be used in appetizers, soups, salads and a variety of entrees. It’s the perfect hearty meal served up hot, with butter sauce to family and friends.

Types of King Crabs

There are three types of commercially fished king crab species. Blue king crabs (P. platypus) are found in southeastern Alaska on to Japan. Most Blue king crabs are found in the St. Matthew Islands and Pribilof. Golden king crabs (Lithodes aequispinus) are found in British Columbia all the way to Japan. The largest abundance of these crabs are located in the Aleutian Islands.

The third type is the king of the crabs, known as the Red king crab, typically found in Alaska. These crabs are considered to be the best; cherished for their gigantic claws and legs which provide such luscious, tender white meat.


Crabs are brought on board and they are either processed immediately or taken to a nearby processing plant. There they are cleaned and cooked. They are immediately flash-frozen, preserving their high quality flavor and texture.

2 Sisters Alaska Seafood

This website sells extra large crab legs of the Red king variety that are rated as terrific. They average 3/4 to 1 pound each. Packages are flown directly to your home, cooked and flash frozen. Order 8 pounds or more and get free shipping. Orders can be placed at

Great Alaska Seafood

Great Alaska Seafood has a website with a variety of sea foods and crab leg packages to choose from. They offer a gift box of Alaska king crab, which includes 5 pounds of large king crab legs. They are boxed in unique shipping boxes with plenty of dry ice. Their delivered to your front door by FedEx Priority shipping.

They offer seafood specials and look for their bargain page. You can also purchase gift certificates to surprise friends and family. You can place an order with their toll free number or order online at

Captain Jack's Seafood Locker

Captain Jack’s recommends their gigantic Red king crab, which is perfect for special occasions or romantic dinners. They sell king crab, halibut, salmon, shellfish and delightful gift packs.

You can purchase Captain Jack’s Red King Crab legs or claws by the pound at reasonable prices. They charge separately for shipping by FedEx overnight. The price includes the box, insulation, insurance and handling. They ship every Monday and Wednesday. You can order crab legs at

Craving King Crab Legs Yet?

King crab legs are great baked, boiled, as appetizers, chowder or quiche. If you’re looking for an unbelievably delicious meal, order king crab legs, buy cheap Alaska and have a great meal.

How To Cook Alaska King Crab Legs


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      HomerMCho 6 years ago

      looks like Delicious, thanks for sharing this blog.

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      gss 7 years ago from Florida

      Definitely one of my favorite seafoods to eat. Heat it up and drench in butter ... delicious! Thanks.

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      cool 7 years ago

      king crabs are awesome delicious!