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For her 12th birthday (to put this request in context), my daughter wants to go to a restaurant for alaskan king crab. Hopefully someone can suggest someplace other than Red Lobster or Joe's Crab Shack. We have never sought these out in this area. We may end up buying a steamer and cooking them ourselves, if all else fails.

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The World's Deadliest Catch...or so I've seen on TV

Reminds me of when I was in Vegas, and in classic Vegas style we had to do one of the large casino buffets (we went to the one at MGM) and they had piles of King Crab, I'm sure it was of crappy quality but I had about 20 legs!

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Tweaked said:
The World's Deadliest Catch...or so I've seen on TV

Reminds me of when I was in Vegas, and in classic Vegas style we had to do one of the large casino buffets (we went to the one at MGM) and they had piles of King Crab, I'm sure it was of crappy quality but I had about 20 legs!

We have been watching The Deadliest Catch, which is why she is craving this particular dish!

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Sonoma has had these for a few weeks on special recently; I don't know if they still do. They are huge, over a foot long. Drew told me they are flash frozen in a nitrogen bath right on the boat, then split lengthwise down the middle with a laser. The result is perfectly clean and fresh meat that comes out in large succulent chunks still tasting of the sea. I had about three or four orders of these while they were on offer and it was some of the most amazing seafood I've ever had (and I grew up in the PNW). Drew served them with a garum-lime sauce that was perfect for the meat, but ultimately unnecessary.

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Sonoma has had these for a few weeks on special recently; I don't know if they still do. They are huge, over a foot long. Drew told me they are flash frozen in a nitrogen bath right on the boat, then split lengthwise down the middle with a laser. The result is perfectly clean and fresh meat that comes out in large succulent chunks still tasting of the sea. I had about three or four orders of these while they were on offer and it was some of the most amazing seafood I've ever had (and I grew up in the PNW). Drew served them with a garum-lime sauce that was perfect for the meat, but ultimately unnecessary.

and as of Sunday they still had them as a special...I remember making the same Deadliest Catch comment when I was there...so Lizzie perhaps this is your place to go!

and if you do, also order the cheese tart with cippolini onions on the first course section...very tasty!

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These are enormous beasts. Some of them are 5 feet across. The legs can be more than 2 feet, and they are very meaty, sweeter than lobster, I think. I recently made a vat of soup, which turned out well (according to the participants):

http://www.fishermansexpress.com/oriental-crab-soup.html

I've seen them at markets for up to $20 a pound. Costco currently has them boxed and frozen for $11/lb. I got one yesterday to try it out, but haven't experimented yet.

They are amazingly big animals. I would like to put one on a leash and take it to a party.

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These are enormous beasts. Some of them are 5 feet across.

When we would do a grand opening at WFM, we usually got a coupleof fresh whole crabs to decorate the case. a After two days, we would crack them open and eat them ourselves. My gosh. After that experience, the frozen stuff tates like dog poop!

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Sonoma has had these for a few weeks on special recently; I don't know if they still do. They are huge, over a foot long. Drew told me they are flash frozen in a nitrogen bath right on the boat, then split lengthwise down the middle with a laser. The result is perfectly clean and fresh meat that comes out in large succulent chunks still tasting of the sea. I had about three or four orders of these while they were on offer and it was some of the most amazing seafood I've ever had (and I grew up in the PNW). Drew served them with a garum-lime sauce that was perfect for the meat, but ultimately unnecessary.

I'm the chef de cuisine at Sonoma and I just wanted to say we purchased a large amount of the king crab, and will be offering it as a special for at least the next month or so. Our fishmonger is storing the bulk of the crab for us since we don't have the space. So if we don't have it one day we will have it the next. You can call ahead and I will glady hold an order for you.

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lizzie said:
For her 12th birthday (to put this request in context), my daughter wants to go to a restaurant for alaskan king crab. Hopefully someone can suggest someplace other than Red Lobster or Joe's Crab Shack. We have never sought these out in this area. We may end up buying a steamer and cooking them ourselves, if all else fails.

My 12 year old asked the very same thing after watching Deadliest Catch. I recalled for her the days of going to Chesapeake Bay Seafood House and getting all you can eat crab legs when we were in college. She was VERY disappointed to hear they're no longer in business. Sonoma would be a PERFECT alternative....and I'm sure much tastier!

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King Crab, one of my favorite things in the world, is one of those items that I'd never order in a restaurant, simply because it's more affordable to order it online and eat it at home. It's not like the restaurant is improving it in any way, they're just thawing it and bringing it out to you on a fancy plate. Since the best accompaniment is simply melted butter, it's pretty much impossible to screw up.

And please, please, please don't mention King Crab and Snow Crab in the same breath. That's like telling people where to get a good burger in a thread about Prime steaks. :)

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Alaskan King Crab (Shopping and Cooking) weezy

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23 hours ago, jackbgood said:

Hi Jack - welcome, and thank you for both joining and posting.

Are you sure that RedZone Grill is serving Alaskan King Crab legs? The menu is ambiguous (and we're a picky bunch - you'll learn soon enough). :lol: They have a Facebook page with pictures, presumably of the actual crab legs that they serve. If RedZone doesn't serve Kings, there's another equally useful thread I can move your post into.

Listen, I moved the benefit into the Events and Gatherings forum since it's, well, an Event and a Gathering, and a one-time affair - but I left a link to it here as well, so you'll get twice the publicity for it.

Welcome to the community, and thank you once again.

Cheers!
Rocks

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