Alaskan King Crab is a delicacy that is loved for its sweet tender flavor. It is undisputedly the finest tasting crab in the world. There are three types of Alaskan King Crab; The Blue King Crab, The Golden King Crab, and the Red King Crab. Of the three types of Alaskan King Crab the Red King Crab has the sweetest and most delicate flavor. At J-dock Seafood Company we provide only the best: The Red Alaskan King Crab. Red King Crab has snow-white meat flecked with bright red. Besides being prized for it’s outstanding taste, Red King Crab is also healthy for you! One serving size of Red Crab (about one crab leg) has about 26g of protein. This protein is much leaner and therefore healthier for you than beef. Crab meat also contains essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are important for strong, healthy bones, a good immune system, and proper red-blood cell formation (livestrong.com).
Here in Alaska, King Crab fishing is regulated to maintain the environmental and economic sustainability of this unique and wonderful resource. The sustainability is maintained by keeping the crab catching season very short. The Alaskan King Crab season is currently only about two to four weeks long. At J-dock Seafood Company we ensure that you have a chance to purchase this wonderful catch with only freshest locally caught King Crab. Alaskan King Crab is in relatively short supply so when you buy from us not only are you supporting our local fishermen but you will be one of the lucky few to dine on such a delicacy! Our crab is superior to any crab you can purchase in grocery stores or local markets where it is likely that you are buying Russian King Crab. About half of all the ‘Alaskan King Crab’ sold in the U.S.A. is imported from Russia. In Russia the crab populations are critically low from overfishing and illegal fishing- according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®. Russian crab is also more exposed to pollutants whereas Alaskan King Crab is found in the icy clean waters of the Bering Straight. Fresh clean waters produce fresher, cleaner and tastier crab. Also, The Alaska Fish and Game commission have recently reopened previously closed fishing waters. This recent change means that the crab we have in stock is some of the largest best looking crab that have been on the market in more than twenty years.
It is interesting to note that crabbing for King Crab in Alaska is possibly the most dangerous of all occupations. The crab fishing season in Alaska occurs in the winter months and crab fisherman experience some of the harshest weather conditions on earth. In stormy weather, ships can sometimes capsize because of the weight of thick ice that forms on the ship and equipment. Also, a lot of the equipment is heavy and dangerous. Fisherman can get crushed by large steel crab cages that weigh tonnes. Furthermore, because the season is only a few weeks long the crab fisherman work long hours with little sleep. It is in this state of constant work that some workers succumb to injury and sometimes death. In conclusion, Alaskan King Crab is not only valuable because of its supreme flavor but also due to the risks fisherman endure to provide us with this extraordinary taste experience.
At J-dock Seafood Company we deliver fresh Colossal Red Alaskan King Crab overnight to your doorstep anywhere in the United States via Fed-Ex Priority Overnight Shipping. All our crab is processed on site where we pre-cook the meat, vacuum-pack and flash-freeze it. When you order with us you can feel good about receiving the best crab you can experience. Try Red Alaskan King crab in delicious crab pasta dishes, crab chowders, cream-cheese crab dips, cold crab salads, or simply impress your guests at your next dinner party with crab legs. Order Your Crab Now!