Also known as:
Red King Crab, Gold King Crab, Blue King Crab
Did you know?
The red king crab, Paralithodes camtschaticus, is a very large species, sometimes reaching a carapace width of 11 in (28 cm) and a leg span of 6 ft (1.8 m). Its natural range is the Bering Sea, between the Aleutian Islands and St. Lawrence Island. It can now also be found in the Barents Sea and the European Arctic‚ where it was intentionally introduced and is now becoming a pest the blue king crab, Paralithodes platypus, lives near St. Matthew Island, the Pribilof Islands, and the Diomede Islands, Alaska, and there are populations along the coasts of Japan and Russia  Blue king crabs from the Pribilof Islands are the largest of all the king crabs, sometimes exceeding 18 lbs (8 kg) in weight.
Steam, Grill, Boil, Saute
King Crab in its shell, is best steamed in a mild broth until heated through. Since most of the king crab produced is cooked before it is frozen, you only need to warm it with your broth or water base.