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Old 06-21-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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King Crab Leg Time

A few weeks ago im speaking with my Daughter in law, and she tells me that they had King Crab legs for her fathers birthday. Funny, my birthday was in April, I remember the phone call , some how the whole crab leg thing was missing. So, i like them, I dont like the $30 a pound price , but i decided to spend some of my money (their inheritance) on myself. I managed to find a sale at $18.99 pound and i snatched up the last 3 packs, they weight in just shy of 5 pounds total. A pot of salted water, a strainer, some melted butter, nut cracker, scissors and dinner is gonna be served. Thanks kids for the left handed suggestion , keep them coming.
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A few weeks ago im speaking with my Daughter in law, and she tells me that they had King Crab legs for her fathers birthday. Funny, my birthday was in April, I remember the phone call , some how the whole crab leg thing was missing. So, i like them, I dont like the $30 a pound price , but i decided to spend some of my money (their inheritance) on myself. I managed to find a sale at $18.99 pound and i snatched up the last 3 packs, they weight in just shy of 5 pounds total. A pot of salted water, a strainer, some melted butter, nut cracker, scissors and dinner is gonna be served. Thanks kids for the left handed suggestion , keep them coming.
Nice! Gotta get me some too!
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:34 PM   #3
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COSTCO has excellent crab legs, and they are about $18 per pound in a 10 pound box (every day price).
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Old 06-21-2017, 03:35 PM   #4
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Nice! Gotta get me some too!
I used to stock up once a year at Waldbaums, Usually during Lent they had a half price sale, but they all went out of business last year. I was paying $9.99 a pound when they were on sale. This is the lowest i paid since then. When you get them enjoy!!
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Love king crab.
I remember back in the late '70s when local restaurants had all the king crab legs you can eat specials. I think I maybe responsible for them being so expensive now.
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COSTCO has excellent crab legs, and they are about $18 per pound in a 10 pound box (every day price).
Now this would be a reason for me to investigate Costco. Thanks. I will give my local one a call. So i call, they dont pick up, i go online they tell me 10 pound box , $299.99 hahah. Everyone else its probably $180. OK , follow up ,I got someone at member services to pick up. The one nearest me doesnt currently have any in stock. I would need to shell out the $300 for 10 pounds shipped. Thanks for the heads up anyway.
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Now this would be a reason for me to investigate Costco. Thanks. I will give my local one a call. So i call, they dont pick up, i go online they tell me 10 pound box , $299.99 hahah. Everyone else its probably $180.
Hmm. Well, I will go to the local Costco and report back...
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Now this would be a reason for me to investigate Costco. Thanks. I will give my local one a call. So i call, they dont pick up, i go online they tell me 10 pound box , $299.99 hahah. Everyone else its probably $180. OK , follow up ,I got someone at member services to pick up. The one nearest me doesnt currently have any in stock. I would need to shell out the $300 for 10 pounds shipped. Thanks for the heads up anyway.
NOTE: That $299.99 includes shipping - 2 day shipping in special packaging to keep it frozen.

BTW - this is the Alaskan Red King Crab, which is the best quality.

I routinely pick up a couple of pounds on Friday or Saturday when they have their "seafood show" at our Costco and sell Red King Crag legs individually. It's been $20 a pound lately.
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We have a seafood buffet in Honolulu. In the evenings and on Sunday, they include crab legs. IIRC cost is less than $20 per person and it's all you can eat. I like crab, but I'm too impatient to work on them. DW can spend half an hour just cracking and eating. If she has a problem, she hands me the tool and then she eats the meat. Something wrong here. YMMV
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NOTE: That $299.99 includes shipping - 2 day shipping in special packaging to keep it frozen.

BTW - this is the Alaskan Red King Crab, which is the best quality.

I routinely pick up a couple of pounds on Friday or Saturday when they have their "seafood show" at our Costco and sell Red King Crag legs individually. It's been $20 a pound lately.
yeah thats what another poster said, But mine is either all out or doesnt carry them, i just called. But i just had my "fix", so i should be good for a few months
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I'm gonna order some too, straight from the source.

Crabapalooza! Save $60 on Alaskan King Crab
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My king crab is probably down to $100/lb. Alas, the season been closed for the last 3-4 years locally and I'm not willing to go outside the area (besides, I'd be guessing where a good place to drop pots would be). Now, salmon and halibut is down to maybe $40/lb.
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Call me strange, I actually prefer the less expensive snow crab over the king crab.
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For the best and freshest, but not cheap crab legs, go to fishex.com. I send them as gifts and once you buy theirs, you won't ever get them from Costco or a supermarket. The get them straight off the boat. Again not cheap, but the best.
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I'm gonna order some too, straight from the source.

Crabapalooza! Save $60 on Alaskan King Crab
I like your style. The ones i polished off were less than a half of a pound each, but i sure made the most of the 5 pounds me and the wife made.
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Call me strange, I actually prefer the less expensive snow crab over the king crab.
The ones i devoured tonight were sweet, IDK if i ever ate a snow crab, i might have had them made into a crab cake. I might check them out thanks
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I like Dungeness crab. Sweetest meat. I never like King Crab nor Snow crab, but I eat them when they are on sale. But the Blue crab from Chesapeake bay is also very sweet but not a lot of meat.
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I like Dungeness crab. Sweetest meat. I never like King Crab nor Snow crab, but I eat them when they are on sale. But the Blue crab from Chesapeake bay is also very sweet but not a lot of meat.
I live on the Bay. Ate a dozen last week. I wasn't even close to being full. But they are tasty. Catch them in my front yard. Takes about 3-4 days to get a dozen in my pots. More often than not we usually just go out and get crab cakes at the local joint.
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I love Alaskan king crab. Don't like snow crab - too much work for not enough meat, and the flavor is not as tasty to me as king crab. Also love lump crabmeat- the best for crab recipes like crab cakes.
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Love king crab.
I remember back in the late '70s when local restaurants had all the king crab legs you can eat specials. I think I maybe responsible for them being so expensive now.
Fond memories here too. We were on a very limited budget but saved up to go on the occasional special King Crab Nights. We even got some BOGO tickets a couple of times. We usually ate enough so we didn't have to eat for a few days.

A few years after the King Crab specials faded away we found a place that started all you can eat Maine lobster specials. Needless to say for that year we went there quite a few times and put away 7 or 8 lobsters each.

Sadly that has long gone too. On the other hand I can't eat as much as I use to and I don't have to worry about cost. Gotta spend the money before My "sell by" date is up.

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