Alaska king crab is one of the most popular dishes at seafood restaurants and buffets around the world. Seafood for all its purposes is one of the most commonly consumed meats in America. Even certain “vegetarians” eat fish to keep up their protein levels. It’s truly amazing how no matter where you are, you’ll find a seafood restaurant. Of course you’ll also find a Burger King or the like wherever you go too, but it’s not the same. You can find little mom and pop seafood joints too.
When small time companies can setup shop and keep up with the competition, you know there’s something wonderful about the good they’re pushing; especially today with our horrible economy. But that should tell us something, even with the stock market at crash worthy levels for the past few years, you still see seafood restaurants open and just bustling with customers.
Harvested in the Bering Sea and beyond, these crustaceans are known for their copious amounts of rich, succulent meat. They have a tender, delicate flavor and are an excellent source of protein. They are extremely low and fat and incredibly easy to prepare.
Now seafood is relatively inexpensive to capture, but by the time they end up in the consumer’s hands; they’ll go up quite a bit in price. I remember going to Red Lobster back in March when they had their lobster fest going on. The food was delicious make no mistake, I’d get it again in a heartbeat. But the price that I paid for the dish was $19. Don’t get me wrong, it was worth it then and certainly worth it now to me. In fact I would have gone back the next day if I wasn’t so budget conscious! I still find it surprising that people still purchase seafood in such high quantities because of the prices you have to pay. There are just some seafood’s you can’t get at a cheaper price; and one of them is the Alaskan king crab legs.
Whether you’re in Red Lobster or Joe’s crab shack, you will always see Alaskan crab legs. How they manage to sell so many of their dinners for with this seafood is beyond me. Even if you try to get them at your local grocery store, you’ll still be paying a pretty penny for them. For those of you that have been to Maine or Maryland, you know how big their underwater dinners can get! But the ones from Alaska are even bigger sometimes! Now I’m not saying to go out there and spend more than you have. There probably is a nice local restaurant in your hometown where you can get a reasonable price for a good batch of Alaskan king crab legs. Just know that once you try them, you’re going to get hooked for life!