Best place, well priced fresh jumbo lump crabmeat?
- missmodular818 Aug 24, 2007 12:04 PM
Hey chowhounders....where would you go to get fresh jumbo lumop crabmeat that is well priced? I need about 2 lbs and don't want to break the bank. Making crabcakes this weekend...oh yeah!! :)
I don't know about "well priced" but I just bought 1/2 lb. Dungeness Leg Crab Meat from Santa Monica Seafood yesterday. It was $28.99 per lb. I made about 8 crabcakes out of 1/2 lb.
Best deal on lump crab meat is definitely the Phillips brand canned meat from costco, wihch usually runs about $13 for a pound.
How's has Phillips claw meat for about $8, and it's $6 when it's on sale.
Trader Joe's recently started stocking its own canned claw meat in the refrigerated section for about $7.
you can definitely make pretty decent crab cakes with claw meat as well, if you'd like to save a few bucks. i've used both, and while i prefer lump, claw definitely ain't bad.