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Oct 2, 2009 02:00 PM

Best Crab Legs----Dallas

There's nothing quite like dipping a big plump juicy piece of crab meat into some melted butter.

I'm on a quest to find something that beats Red Lobster guys. I know you guys have some suggestions.

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  1. Truluck's. Addison and Dallas. Make sure they're in season. I think the season starts next month. They'll have "out of season" claws but, I'd wait for the "in season" ones. Hope your credit card has a high limit.

    1. Do it at home. I never shop Albertson's but they often have big snow crab for $4.99 a pound. They must have a good supplier because I've always gottenn good crab. Cover the table with paper, melt the butter and go to town,

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      1. re: Brad2

        If you are doing them at home go to Super H Mart and get snow for 2.99 or 3.99 (usually). Toss em on the grill for a good flavor. I have seen King Crab legs for 6.99, awesome deal, but not the usual price.

      2. +1 for Truluck's.

        Both Papadeaux's and Campisi's have crab finger appetizers that are addictive. You can get them half fried and half broiled in butter at Papadeaux's (which also has consistently good crab legs).

        While we're on the subject, does anyone know of a place in town that serves black pepper or chili crab? Maybe one of the Chinese places has some Singapore specialties.

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        1. re: sike101

          Lion City Chinese Cafe in Plano has Chili Crabs.

        2. FLASH! Whole Foods currently has, FRESH, not previously frozen Alaskan King crab legs on sale for $16.99 a pound.
          And, they're huge! Can't stop eating them.

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          1. re: twinwillow

            Hmm are you sure about the not previously frozen? Normally crabs are cooked on the boat and flash frozen.

            1. re: irodguy

              Here's my two cents. I've watched more than a few Deadliest Catch episodes. The crabs are deliverd live to a processing plant in Alaska, and I heard one of the captains say that some will be on dinner plates across the US in 24 hours. I do believe it is king crab season now, and I assume the majority are cooked and flash frozen, but I see no reason to believe that fresh ones aren't available. I could be wrong. One thing about that show is the risks they take, especially during opelio (snow crabs), which are caught in the dead of winter, boats navigating ice fields, and frozen pots and ice all over the boat. I'm not wild about snow crabs, now king crabs and gulf blue crabs, a different story.

              1. re: James Cristinian

                The general method and process of crabs is they are caught, held in dockside tanks (where if they die can release toxins and kill many other crabs around them or explode from extreme temperatures) and sold. After sold, the crabs are processed immediately on the docks. I cannot imagine the devastation of the product if shipped live. Fresh would be considered freshly processed and packed on ice, not flash frozen. This is easily obtained for the right price.

                This is about the freshest you can obtain a king crab and it is cooked and iced: Sounds like Whole Foods is selling fresh crabs, so that would be just as easy in my book. ;)

                1. re: DallasDude

                  Right, I made it sound like they were shipped live, which I know they're not. Processed and packed on ice, that is fresh, but I would eat them immediately.

                  1. re: James Cristinian

                    These (fresh) crabs are boiled live in Alaska and then shipped (refrigerated not, frozen) to the lower 48. They're "in season" now for only a short time. Try them and see the difference for yourself. You'll never go back to "previously frozen".

          2. Are you really serious? You're looking for something that beats Red Lobster??
            The crabs in my shorts beat anything at Red Lobster!
            Try anything! Canned, even!