Whole Wild Alaskan King Crab

Whole Wild Alaskan King Crab

4.5 lb avg. partially cooked | Product #FRC701

Whole king crab isn't always available ... order it soon to taste and share.

In addition to its mouthwatering flavor and striking eye appeal, king crab is a light, healthy source of high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Number of Crab


  • Ships whole, frozen
  • Partially cooked
  • Serves 3-5 people
  • Average 4.5-lbs
  • Sustainably harvested
  • Product of USA (Alaska)

This "king of shellfish” is a true treasure from the sea.

Fishermen brave icy winter waters to deliver this extraordinary delicacy.

It's sure to impress, as the striking centerpiece of elegant dinners and backyard feasts or as a uniquely delectable gift.

Alaska's crab harvesting seasons are timed and strictly limited to ensure optimum quality and sustainability.

Unmatched for its sweet taste and rich, tender texture, Alaskan king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) delivers on the "wow” factor, yet is simple to prepare.

Serving king crab
King crab can be boiled, baked, or gently steamed, then served with lemon wedges, garlic butter, or a sauce of your choice.

You'll find detailed tips under the Serving/Storage tab on this page.

Click here to see all of our crab recipes and visit the Recipes tab for tasty recipe ideas.

Average Ratings: 5

"Finger licking good" Kerby W on 07/20/2019 20:51 Review: Omg this King Crab is 100% fresh tastes great !!! I’ll most certainly refer anyone this is by far the best tasting crab I’ve ever eaten.

"Loved It!" Ethel Marcos-Mendez on 02/27/2019 22:18 Review: My family and I absolutly loved it. I did a live facebook video introducing the crab and "vital choice" less than 5 mins i recieved 63 viewer. When i ended my video i went back on the website "vital choice" to order another one and they were SOLD OUT! I guess my viewers hurried up and place an order. Thats ok ill get one next time.

Ingredients: Wild Alaskan King Crab. Partially cooked. No salt added.
Nutrition Facts
Wild Alaskan Whole King Crab
Serving Size 3oz (85g) ~ shucked meat
Number of servings: varies

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 910mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 16g 32%

Vitamin D 0mcg • 0%
Calcium 80mg • 6%
Iron 1mg • 6%
Potassium 350mg • 8%
Total Omega-3s 380mg
EPA 250mg
DHA 100mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Click here to see all of our crab recipes.

Two Sauces for King Crab

Rouille Sauce

1/3 cup roasted red peppers
2 cloves minced garlic
2/3 cup non-GMO mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 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 ½ cups fresh mint leaves
1/2 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 until ready to use.

Crab legs are brittle when frozen so handle and store carefully.

We recommend using clean rubber gloves to handle King crab, as the legs have spiny points.

Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove bands from legs. Use thawed crab within two days.

Cooking/serving tips

Allow about 1.5 lbs. of whole weight (in the shell) per person. A 4-5 lb. crab will feed about three - five people.

Your crab can be broken down before or after cooking, although it is generally easier after cooking (see "How to break down crab", below).

Rinsing the crab helps reduce the natural saltiness (if desired).

Your crab is done when the body meat reaches 190-200 F, at which time you should detect a characteristic crab aroma.

Do NOT overcook your crab, lest the meat become tough and dry.

To boil

Bring roughly 4” of water to rolling boil ... no salt is needed.

Boil, covered, for about 6 to 10 minutes depending on size or longer if still slightly frozen.

To steam

Place about an inch of water in a large pot with a steaming basket.

Bring to simmer. Steam, covered, for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on size, or longer if still slightly frozen.

To bake

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Place crab in baking pan with a small amount of water. Bake for about 10 minutes.

When fully cooked, carefully remove from cooking vessel and place on large cutting board.

Allow to cool long enough to handle. (Spreading newspaper on the counter makes cleanup easier.)

How to break down crab for cooking or serving

  • While crab is right side up, remove the carapace (body shell).
  • Remove legs by pulling from body as close to the body as possible (rubber gloves are recommended).
  • Turn crab over and remove the tail section.
  • Using your hands, break the body cavity in half, and rinse under running water to remove inedible components.
  • To remove meat from legs, use a sharp pair of kitchen shears or pairing knife and cut down the softer under side of the shell (white part).
  • To remove meat from body, use crab pickers, the sharp ends of the crab legs, or a skewer.
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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