For crab hobbyists, king crab legs are a popular option. They have more meat than the average crab. In this guide, I’ll show you how to prepare, thaw and serve them so you can have a nice lunch or snack.

So let’s start!

Where Can I Buy King Crab Legs for Sale?

The best way to buy Alaskan king crab legs is to buy them as soon as they’re caught. This means that the crabs are frozen and have the highest test quality possible.

  • Search for fairly thick crab legs because they are ready to eat and have a lot of meat stored inside of them. Avoid crabs that have ice crystals on them for they have been frozen for too long.
  • Some merchants sell crab legs that are pre-split. This helps to harvest the meat easier.
  • King crab legs tend to have the largest legs available and cost more than snow crab legs.
  • You should have 100 – 200g crab legs per serving.

How to Thaw Crab Legs

You need to plan ahead before buying Alaskan king crab legs for sale. This is because they need to be placed in the refrigerator overnight in order to thaw correctly. If time or space is an issue, then place the legs inside a sink and run cool water to thaw them out quickly.

Serving Crab Legs

Once you’re ready to serve the crab legs, its best to keep it simple and let the legs stir. If their legs aren’t presplit, then you should use kitchen shears to help split them. Give everyone a seafood fork that helps harvest the crab meat from their shells. You can also use melted butter placed in a small bowl to help enhance the flavours of the crabs.

Tip: I suggest that you clarify the butter as it’s a simple technique to follow. It removes excess cloudy milk residue from the butter. This results in a clear butter that’s tasty and is delicious when dropping multiple pieces of crab meat in it.

How to Remove Crab Meat

Step 1: Twist the Joint

Prepared Alaskan King Crab legs are easy to remove. I suggest that you use a simple kitchen cloth because the legs have certain nodules that can be robust. To solve this issue, twist the crab legs on the joint. Sometimes you can pull the meat from the shell once you twist it.

Step 2: Splitting the Legs

Alternatively, you can use kitchen shears to remove the crab legs. This easier than using a knife to cut through the meat.

Step 3: Harvesting

You can use your fingers to open the shell. With a seafood fork, take out the meat from its claws and legs.

Tip: To use the crab meat in recipes remove the legs and meat from the shells. Doing so allows you to add them into popular food recipes.


Basically, you can get king crab legs for sale and create high-quality meals with it. By following this guide, you’ll be able to tend for the crabs and eat them correctly.

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  • I love this food article – so very different and king crab legs sound worth investigating.

    • This will be something to look forward to this Summer.


  • Thanks this wil be handy for the Summer when we enjoy Seafood!


  • I probably won’t ever buy them but does sound mouth watering good.


  • I’ve never been a seafood fan. I have watched people eat crab before and it looks difficult and messy, not for me thank you very much


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