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Old 09-21-2006, 11:15 AM   #11
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king crab legs here

i like them much better than snow, i rarely buy crab legs in the local
stores here in kc. i have a large family about once a year we put our
combined order in for crab legs about 200lbs and have them shipped from
alaska. they are to die for i have never had better crab.

i still have some in my freezer from our last order. my kids have discovered
how good crab is my hubby and i now have to share.

i have never ordered snow crab from them, the snow crab you get
here is not worth it.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:55 AM   #12
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Just got back from doing some grocery shopping & just walked past the seafood section & boy, what a BIG price difference between the Snow & King crab legs!!! Snow crab legs were $5 & change per lb., while the King crab legs were $10.24 per pound!!! They were also selling Dungeness Crab leg clusters, but the price escapes me at the moment. What a quandary!!

Guess sometime in the next few weeks I'll have to buy a couple of clusters of each, do a taste test, & report back.
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:01 PM   #13
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Talking Snow Crab vs. Alaskan King

We have both in the meat section of several markets near me and I don't know the difference. The next time I see the butcher I will ask him.

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Old 09-22-2006, 02:24 PM   #14
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Maryland Blue Crabs are the best in the world to me. I didn't know there was a difference between Snow crabs and Alaskan King Crab Legs.

Dungeness are what I buy when the blue crabs are too expensive.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:19 PM   #15
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I'm not sure because I've never tried it myself, but I imagine that you could save your boiling water and shells from cooking/reheating crab or various shellfish to make a tasty seafood stock.

I've never had the pleasure of trying dungeoness or blue crabs, though I hear they are both excellent. I have throuroughly enjoyed all variety of crab I've tried so far.
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:57 AM   #16
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I steam them both. Snow are smaller. King are bigger. The snow crabs are on sale here pretty regularly for $4/lb.
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:09 AM   #17
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Just noticed that king crab legs are on sale here for $7.99/lb this week.
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:08 PM   #18
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Re:Dungies, assuming a1 1/2 # or greater crab, you should get about 1/3 the whole crab weight in meat. I would plan eat two crabs per person for main course if you and yours love crab as any left over will be wonderful in a salad for lunch the next day.
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:27 PM   #19
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Just got back from doing some grocery shopping & just walked past the seafood section & boy, what a BIG price difference between the Snow & King crab legs!!! Snow crab legs were $5 & change per lb., while the King crab legs were $10.24 per pound!!! They were also selling Dungeness Crab leg clusters, but the price escapes me at the moment. What a quandary!!

Guess sometime in the next few weeks I'll have to buy a couple of clusters of each, do a taste test, & report back.
In VA I would buy east coast crab and enjoy the sweet flavor of it.
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:36 PM   #20
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Sigh.

Gretchen - thanks for the great "advice", but having grown up on the East Coast & having spent nearly a lifetime personally crabbing for "East Coast" crabs - aka "Blue Claw Crabs", I'm not exactly sure how your "advice" is helpful here. Yes, I do know about & LOVE my native Blue Claw Crabs. That, however, has nothing to do with my question here.

Regardless of where you live in the U.S., Alaskan King Crab Legs, Snow Crab Legs, & other crab products not necessarily indigenous to one's immediate localle are always available. Even on the boat docks of Long Island, NY, where I grew up, crab leg platters were always popular & always delicious.

What I'm asking here is who prefers which type of crab legs & why. Simple.
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