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King crab vs snow crab?

Clearly there is a huge difference in King vs. Snow crab legs---however, am I the only one who has had very good Snow Crab? They tend to be sweet and very good. King Crab can be saltier, and not in a good way. Thoughts on the little guys?

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  1. Side by side if there was king crab or snow crab, I'd opt for king crab. But snow crab can be good.
    Maybe you're too young to remember but years ago snow crab wasn't even served in restaurants or fished for, they threw them back there was no demand for it. The poster above reminds me of episodes of "The Deadliest Catch" where the price of king crab the boat sells to the processor commands around $5/pound whereas the snow crab is about $2/pound.

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    1. re: monku

      The Big RED King Crab comes from Russia(Costco) nowadays. The Alaskan stuff is small compared.

      1. re: russkar

        According to the Costco Connection they're harvested from the waters of Alaska to Japan.

        1. re: monku

          King Crab to is better, but Stone Crabs are the best

          1. re: monku

            The BOXS of Red King Crab(6-9) I have seen at Costco say , Product of Russia.

            1. re: russkar

              I'm shocked!!! I'll have to check it out the next Costco Seafood Show and complain to the Costco Connection. Maybe I'm watching too much "Deadliest Catch".

            2. re: monku

              The waters from Alaska to Japan are basically Russian waters. Take a look at a map.

              1. re: JMF

                I know, but he says the box says "Product of Russia" and Bristol Bay, AK where the king crab is processed on "Deadliest Catch" is processed in the US.

            1. re: anhdeluxe

              I love Dungeness! Especially Garlic Dungeness. It's so good, you don't need butter.

          2. I've found just the opposite. King Crab is sweeter, snow crab saltier. And snow crab just doesn't provide enough meat - too much work, too little reward. I'll go for King Crab any day, regardless of price.