Red King Crab Claws

Red King Crab Claws

22 oz bag, cooked & scored | Product #FRC201

Low in fat and high in protein, Red King crab is decidedly delicious ... and claw meat is the choicest part! Better yet, our premium quality crab is sustainably harvested. 

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Number of Bags


  • 22 oz average per bag*
  • 2 bags or more ships free
  • Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

*Each bag contains about 22 ounces of claws with a length of attached arm, including shell (approximately 2-3 claw-arms, depending on weight).

The sweet, rich flavor of our King Crab belies its remarkably low calorie count.

Our Barents Sea King Crab claws come to you scored and fully cooked, to serve cold or hot, as you prefer. 

What people say
"Just wanted to tell you how much I love the Red King Crab … so sweet and good!"
- Victoria Jahn

Learn this food's omega 3/6 balance, and why it matters.

Average Ratings: 5

"Just delicious" Mary on 05/20/2020 18:54 Review: These were so sweet and tasty. Easy to get out of the shell too

"Bummer" Clarissa on 05/14/2020 21:09 Review: They were amazing and fresh but there were only 2 claws and 1 was broken for 79$ + tax and shipping. Hello Clarissa, We are sorry to hear your disappointment in the King Crab Claws. Our Customer Service Team will reach out to you shortly to discuss your order. The Vital Choice Team

"The best crab" Becky on 01/03/2020 14:52 Review: This is the best crab ever. Crab from the grocery store comes out in small pieces and I have to fight to get it out of the shells. It also has a fishy smell steaming. Vital Choice crab is scored and it comes out in huge chunks. It's got a great taste. No more grocery store crab for me!

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Ingredients: Large, pre-scored Red King Crab claws (some come with a short length of attached arm) with added salt.
Nutrition Facts
Red King Crab Claws
Serving Size 3 oz (85g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 900mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 16g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 11% Calcium 5% Iron 4%

Total Omega-3s 380 mg
EPA 250 mg
DHA 100 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

King Crab with Two Sauces

Fill a saucepan to 1-inch depth with water: place thawed King crab claws over the water in a veggie steamer or sieve and steam, covered, for 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with either dipping sauce.

Rouille Sauce

1/3 cup bottled roasted red peppers

2 cloves minced garlic

2/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon organic cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes

Combine peppers and garlic in a food processor and process until well minced. Pulse in remaining ingredients until well combined.

Basil-Mint Pesto Sauce

2 cups fresh basil leaves

1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves

½ cup organic extra virgin olive oil

3 Tablespoons lightly toasted organic walnuts

3 cloves garlic

3 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine basil, mint, oil, walnuts, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor; puree until smooth. Add Parmesan and pulse until well combined.

Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C).

Held under these conditions the Red King Crab Claws should retain their quality for at least six to 12 months. 

NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.

Thawing instructions
Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging.

For quick-thawing, place frozen package in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until contents are flexible. Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture package). Prior to cooking, do not allow fish to reach temperatures above 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).

Serving Tips
Our King Crab comes to you fully cooked, to serve it cold or hot as you prefer. Thaw crab claw/arm sections in the refrigerator for a few hours.

Once thawed, these delicate treasures are best enjoyed within 24 hours. Please remember that crab meat is very delicate and that dry-heat cooking (such as baking, broiling and grilling) may yield mixed results.

We highly recommend the steaming method below, which is quick and simple and perfectly suited to Alaskan King Crab.

Thaw the crab for a few hours in the refrigerator and enjoy it as a chilled or gently warmed appetizer or snack. Cold Crab tastes great with cocktail sauce, aioli sauce, or a wasabi-lime (or lemon) flavored light mayonnaise.

Steaming (recommended cooking method)
Thaw crab claw sections in the refrigerator for a few hours. Place them into a colander or veggie steamer and set colander into a pan above an inch or so of simmering water. Cover, and steam gently for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on size. If claw sections are fully frozen, steam them for 6 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, drawn garlic butter, or sauce of your choice.

Be sure your Crab is thoroughly thawed. Lay the opened claws shell side down on pan, brush lightly with a little extra virgin olive oil, and set about 4 inches below the broiler for just a few minutes. Leave the oven door open a little. Watch carefully, and remove just as the surface begins to brown.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place thawed Crab claws loosely in parchment paper, shell side down. Fold closed and lay in shallow pan.

Bake for about 10 minutes just until warmed through.

Serving suggestions

  • Lemon wedges and drawn garlic butter
  • Avocado slices and salsa
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Pesto sauce (cilantro or basil)
  • Aioli (garlic mayonnaise)
Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

Free shipping
on orders over $99

Standard Shipping Fees
  • Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
  • $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
  • $99 and over = FREE shipping
Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)
  • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
  • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
  • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.
When will my frozen foods arrive?
  • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
  • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
  • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
*Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

For more information, see our Shipping page.
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