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Alaskan King Crab the largest of the crab family is caught during the winter months in the cold ocean waters off Alaska. The high "price of crab" can be attributed in part due to the risk to the fisherman. Crab fishing is the occupation with the highest fatality rating in the USA. The plight of the crab fisherman has in recent years become popular television with Discovery Channnel's "The Deadliest Catch".

Where to get Alaskan King Crab

2008 Aug 9
Available as part of the Seafood Platter for Two ($ 49.95 as of August 2008). The Platter includes: Alaskan King Crab, Fresh Pickerel, PEI Mussels, Grilled Tiger Prawns and is dressed with Saffron Rice and fine Veggies.


2009 Feb 20
As part of our Valentine's Surf & Turf Dinner we had Alaskan King Crab from Loblaws... as I have remarked elsewhere previously, Loblaws doesn't always have the Alaskan variety, more often than not they stock Non-Alaskan from the Russian Pacific or the Barents Sea (which as I recall is somewhat cheaper... probably why Loblaws stocks Non-Alaskan most of the year).

The crab was very succulent... Alaskan King Crab Season is October thru January, so this batch was quite fresh. Very yummy indeed! Get it while you can.