Let’s start with the basics of Alaskan king crab anatomy shall we? What many people may not know is that there is more than one type of Alaskan king crab found in the Last Frontier State’s waters. The one that we currently have on offer at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing is the Alaskan red king crab. When it comes to culinary purposes, they tend to be one of the most flavorful and tender. They also have a stunning, burgundy red shell that only looks better once the crustacean is cooked properly.
To crack the Alaskan red king crab in style, you’ll need your hands, a shell cracker, a mallet and some form of pick or long tined fork. Grab the leg and merus with your hands first. Then break off the pincer at the joint. It should snap right off. Continue by snapping the other joints with your hands.
Next, use the shell cracker or mallet to break open the leg, merus and tip. Afterward, use the long tined fork or pick to free the meat from the shell’s interior. When you are finished, eat the Alaskan king crab meat as you please. To ask questions and discover additional ways to enjoy Alaskan red king crab, please contact us at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing.