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Looking for Alaskan Crab Legs to Purchase Locally

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headranger Dec 18, 2010 06:31 PM

I know Dungeness crabs are widely available in the SF Bay Area now. How about Alaskan crab legs to purchase in local markets? . I live near SF. Any suggestion of where to purchase the Alaskan Crab legs at a reasonable cost?

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  1. monku Dec 18, 2010 07:05 PM

    Costco seems to have the largest and best prices.

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    1. re: monku
      PorkButt Dec 18, 2010 07:11 PM

      Costco carries Russian crab legs, not Alaskan, if that matters

      1. re: PorkButt
        monku Dec 18, 2010 07:30 PM

        How do you know?

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          Alan408 Dec 19, 2010 09:25 AM

          There is a sign with the crab.

          Additionally, Russian King Crab Legs are saltier than Alaskan King Crab Legs. Russian processors process at sea, using sea water, Alaskan processors use fresh water.

          1. re: Alan408
            monku Dec 19, 2010 01:23 PM

            There is a sign with the crab.

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            A sign?...maybe I'm not paying attention, but I've never seen a sign that says "Russian" king crab at Costco....maybe just "King" crab if that and not "Alaskan".

            I never experienced a "saltier" taste in Costco king crab legs.

            1. re: monku
              wolfe Dec 19, 2010 01:28 PM

              Monku didn't you see the sign said Red King Crab Legs? ;-)

              1. re: wolfe
                monku Dec 19, 2010 01:29 PM

                I'm missing everything.

          2. re: monku
            PorkButt Dec 19, 2010 08:56 PM

            There's a label of origin at the Roadshow stand or styropacks.

            http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...

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