Fresh Alaskan King Crab
A couple of times a year Pt. Loma Seafoods carries fresh, never frozen Alaskan King Crab legs which are cooked in house and available in the seafood case. It is a major cut above crab which has been frozen, and if you like this type of crab, you owe it to yourself to splurge on this.
They got a new shipment in today, Thursday, and it's $25 / lb. We love it cold, with crusty bread and chowder and if fact, are having some tonight. I make a sauce with mayo, a little Sherry vinegar and cayenne to tast, and it's the best.
Thanks for the heads up mcgrath. I went in first thing Saturday morning and bought a cluster of three legs that weighed a little over 1.3 pounds, a quart of New England clam chowder, and a loaf of sourdough bread. It made for quite the feast that evening. I found the crab to be significantly better in both texture and flavor over flash frozen. The only Alaskan King I have had that was better than this, was the two times I bought the live ones out of the tanks at The Fishery and had them prepared on premisis in their kitchen. They were amazing, but were no bargain at $250 a pop. Sadly, due to a shipping problem that arose with the suplier, The Fishery no longer offers live AKs. I spoke with the fishmonger at PLS, and he told me they would offer these fresh, unfrozen legs this week again, and then thats it for the season.
The way I pound down King Crab legs, at $25 a pound, I'm sitting at $100 for two of us.
I just bought 4 pounds of King Crab at the Seafood Road Show at Costco and it was $10.99 a pound..it's flash frozen on the boat..I got the real thick ones and they were excellent.
I steamed them with a side of melted butter.
Is there that much of a taste difference for the extra $15.00 per pound?
re: Beach Chick
They are significantly better, but as I stated above, at the price it's definitely a splurge. I bought 3 lbs and it was enough for 4 people.
How about this...buy just one large leg and try it. It'll be less than $10 and then you can judge for yourself.
they expect to be sold out sometime Saturday.
I'll have to hit it up next time but I will take you up on your one leg challenge..but the ones I buy at Costco are about a pound a leg..maybe because they are a little frozen, you have more weight vs. the fresh Crab.
I'm going to try your mayo, sherry vinegar and cayenne next time..love love love mayo!