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#1 Highlander1

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Posted April 09 2009 - 9:51 AM

I've eaten King Crab Legs many times, l was wondering if there is meat in the body like a blue claw crab. I've never seen them for sale or even attached to the legs and I've never been to Alaska to see one fresh.


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Posted April 09 2009 - 9:53 AM

Hmmmm.....don't know..........but when I was in Boston on Monday, I saw some LIVE king crabs in a tank at the C-Mart on South Washington Street.....that was a first for me......I passed, since they were like $20 a pound..........


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Posted April 09 2009 - 12:39 PM

There would have to be to justify $20. lb.
A lot of times I see the legs with the cluster of meat that you would find in the body attached. I believe this is known as a cluster not just the leg. They probably sell any body meat to restaurants for fillings.


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Posted April 09 2009 - 12:43 PM

Hmmmm.....don't know..........but when I was in Boston on Monday, I saw some LIVE king crabs in a tank at the C-Mart on South Washington Street.....that was a first for me......I passed, since they were like $20 a pound..........


I know a place in Boston you can get crabs cheaper than that.


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Posted April 09 2009 - 12:54 PM

No meat in the body thats why they are so exspensive,The rest of the body is ground up for fertilizer.


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Posted April 09 2009 - 2:10 PM

There would have to be to justify $20. lb.

A lot of times I see the legs with the cluster of meat that you would find in the body attached. I believe this is known as a cluster not just the leg. They probably sell any body meat to restaurants for fillings.



I think they are sold as 'knuckles', the meat isn't as sweet and its a PITA to pick out. There isn't anything taste wise that compares to a Blue Claw Crab, too bad they don't weigh 5 lbs each, but that may be just my opinion..


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Posted April 09 2009 - 2:27 PM

There isn't anything taste wise that compares to a Blue Claw Crab, too bad they don't weigh 5 lbs each, but that may be just my opinion..



Not just your opinion......I agree.....never been a big fan of king crab, as I find it just an expensive vehicle for drawn butter.



Snow crab can be okay, but again, nothing compared to blues....


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