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  1. #21
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jan 12, 12:48*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 12, 11:21*am, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 12, 10:55*am, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > On Jan 12, 10:46*am, Boron Elgar <boron_el...@hootmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:30:05 -0600, "Nunya Bidnits"

    >
    > > > > <nunyabidn...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:
    > > > > >Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > > > > >> I was at Costco yesterday and they had a 20 pound box of black King
    > > > > >> Crab Legs for $349. *I've never heard of black king. *Has anyone else?
    > > > > >> And who can afford 349 bux for a box of food? *YIKES!!!

    >
    > > > > >> Lou

    >
    > > > > >I've certainly seen king crab legs at around $17/lb before, just not in 20
    > > > > >lb boxes.

    >
    > > > > Sam's Club wants $525 shipped, *for 20 lbs.

    >
    > > > > Boron

    >
    > > > Yikes- maybe it would be cheaper to go up to Alaska and catch them
    > > > yourself!

    >
    > > We got some nice packaged king crab legs at Safeway about a month or
    > > so ago for $9.99/lb. Not the largest I've ever had but pretty big
    > > nonetheless and they were excellent. We bought 4 pounds and still have
    > > one pound in the freezer.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > I'm willing to bet those were not true King Crab. * Probably Snow Crab.


    I don't know how many types of king crab there are, but Safeway does
    sell a king crab, sometimes on sale, that is NOT snow crab. They sell
    snow
    crab also, and they are clearly different.


  2. #22
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't know how many types of king crab there are, but Safeway does
    > sell a king crab, sometimes on sale, that is NOT snow crab. They sell
    > snow
    > crab also, and they are clearly different.


    Snow crab are Opilio or one of their cousins
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chionoecetes>. I'm a "Deadliest Catch"
    fan. Let's pray for the crews that are fishing for them **right now**.

    leo

  3. #23
    David Harmon Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:32:02 -0800 (PST) in rec.food.cooking,
    spamtrap1888 <[email protected]> wrote,
    >On Jan 12, 3:09*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:39:58 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope wrote:
    >> > Anyway it sounds fishy. *I always go by Seafood Watch, it simplifies
    >> > things.

    >>
    >> >http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/c.../sfw_factsheet....

    >>
    >> It simplifies things for who - the fish? *Culinarily speaking, it is
    >> of negative use.

    >
    >If you want to have endangered species fricassee, just ignore their
    >recommendations.


    Do you have a recipe?




  4. #24
    sf Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:39:20 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't know how many types of king crab there are, but Safeway does
    > sell a king crab, sometimes on sale, that is NOT snow crab. They sell
    > snow crab also, and they are clearly different.


    I'm going to try King crab someday. I tried Snow crab once. Awful
    stuff. I saw an advertisement for some chain last week that talked
    about "Queen" crab. Huh? That was a first. Made me wonder what they
    were trying to slip over on the general public. When I googled for
    Queen crab, it was a non-specific term that referred to different
    types of crab depending on who was using it... so I'm still wondering
    what kind of shenanigans they're trying to pull.
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  5. #25
    sf Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:14:01 -0800, Leonard Blaisdell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm a "Deadliest Catch" fan. Let's pray for the crews that are
    > fishing for them **right now**.


    Agreed. While I don't watch that show regularly, but I have seen it.
    Sure makes you appreciate what people do to put the food on your
    table.
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  6. #26
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 1/12/2012 1:27 PM, John Kuthe wrote:

    > And those are KING crab, not the spindly little snow crabs you get at
    > buffets. King crab are the good ones! Snow crab are the McCraps of
    > crab.


    I prefer snow crab clusters over king any day. Sweeter meat.


  7. #27
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 1/12/2012 4:22 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > ImStillMags<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Jan 12, 11:21 am, Chemo the Clown<bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>> On Jan 12, 10:55 am, merryb<msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> On Jan 12, 10:46 am, Boron Elgar<boron_el...@hootmail.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 12:30:05 -0600, "Nunya Bidnits"
    >>>
    >>>>> <nunyabidn...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote:
    >>>>>> Lou Decruss<LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    >>>>>>> I was at Costco yesterday and they had a 20 pound box of black
    >>>>>>> King Crab Legs for $349. I've never heard of black king. Has
    >>>>>>> anyone else? And who can afford 349 bux for a box of food?
    >>>>>>> YIKES!!!
    >>>
    >>>>>>> Lou
    >>>
    >>>>>> I've certainly seen king crab legs at around $17/lb before, just
    >>>>>> not in 20 lb boxes.
    >>>
    >>>>> Sam's Club wants $525 shipped, for 20 lbs.
    >>>
    >>>>> Boron
    >>>
    >>>> Yikes- maybe it would be cheaper to go up to Alaska and catch them
    >>>> yourself!
    >>>
    >>> We got some nice packaged king crab legs at Safeway about a month or
    >>> so ago for $9.99/lb. Not the largest I've ever had but pretty big
    >>> nonetheless and they were excellent. We bought 4 pounds and still
    >>> have one pound in the freezer.- Hide quoted text -
    >>>
    >>> - Show quoted text -

    >>
    >> I'm willing to bet those were not true King Crab. Probably Snow
    >> Crab.

    >
    > Either that or some king crab legs that had been hanging around in the
    > freezer for too long. But most likely you are correct, at least going by
    > market prices around here.
    >
    > Did I mention that freezer burned crab is nasty? ;-)


    I bought frozen one time and never again. No matter how I tried to thaw
    and warm it was horrible. I even thawed and just used warm butter for
    dipping to warm the meat and it was still soggy. If I'm buying from the
    store I'll only have them steamed in the seafood dept and bring them
    home and eat right away. But I have to share with one of my cats. He
    LOVES seafood and crab meat ranks right up there with shrimp to him.

  8. #28
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought frozen one time and never again. No matter how I tried to
    > thaw and warm it was horrible. I even thawed and just used warm
    > butter for dipping to warm the meat and it was still soggy. If I'm
    > buying from the store I'll only have them steamed in the seafood dept
    > and bring them home and eat right away. But I have to share with one
    > of my cats. He LOVES seafood and crab meat ranks right up there with
    > shrimp to him.


    Most of the crab you get has been frozen along the line, usually before it
    is initially shipped, unless you're fortunate to live in a location where it
    is plentiful and fresh. When being handled in the stores I get the
    impression that it can go back and forth from frozen to thawed a couple
    times. King Crab is virtually always cooked and frozen before shipping. I
    think this is often true of snow crab as well. So it is easy for mishandling
    to adversely affect the texture.

    It should only be cooked just to hot, no more. The best method is steaming.
    Since they have already been cooked it is easy to overcook them.

    Going back to the Alaskan King Crab site again, there is some information on
    how they are shipped and how to cook them for best results:

    http://www.alaskankingcrab.com/pages/prepare

    Helpful video too.

    MartyB



  9. #29
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    On 1/12/2012 3:39 PM, Steve Pope wrote:

    > Dungeness is rated "best choice". Does Costco not have
    > Dungeness crab?


    Dungeness has a strange taste to me. I never buy those no matter how
    low they go on sale.


  10. #30
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    Cheryl <jlhsha[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 1/12/2012 3:39 PM, Steve Pope wrote:


    >> Dungeness is rated "best choice". Does Costco not have
    >> Dungeness crab?


    >Dungeness has a strange taste to me. I never buy those no matter how
    >low they go on sale.


    What is your favorite crab? Dungeness is my favorite, but of course
    they're the only local crab (other than red crab, which I think no
    longer have a commercial harvest).


    S.
    >




  11. #31
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: $349.00 for crab legs at Costco

    Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:


    -snip-
    >It should only be cooked just to hot, no more. The best method is steaming.


    I'm with you there-- When you can smell it, it is done.

    >Since they have already been cooked it is easy to overcook them.
    >Going back to the Alaskan King Crab site again, there is some information on
    >how they are shipped and how to cook them for best results:
    >
    >http://www.alaskankingcrab.com/pages/prepare
    >


    good site-

    Where do you get the jumbo legs like he is holding? For $20+/lb I
    get what I thought were large legs--- but they are that crab's baby
    brothers. I've looked at the $25/lb legs at the same market & they
    didn't look much bigger. I should ask if they have $50 legs.

    Jim

  12. #32
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    > -snip-
    >> It should only be cooked just to hot, no more. The best method is
    >> steaming.

    >
    > I'm with you there-- When you can smell it, it is done.
    >
    >> Since they have already been cooked it is easy to overcook them.
    >> Going back to the Alaskan King Crab site again, there is some
    >> information on how they are shipped and how to cook them for best
    >> results:
    >>
    >> http://www.alaskankingcrab.com/pages/prepare
    >>

    >
    > good site-
    >
    > Where do you get the jumbo legs like he is holding? For $20+/lb I
    > get what I thought were large legs--- but they are that crab's baby
    > brothers. I've looked at the $25/lb legs at the same market & they
    > didn't look much bigger. I should ask if they have $50 legs.
    >
    > Jim


    You can order giant and collosal crab legs on the same site. Giants are 3 lb
    $139.80 which includes FedEx overnight shipping from Alaska. You can order
    larger quantities as well. 10 lb $369.50. Much better per lb. since the high
    dollar shipping is amortized across a larger quantity.

    MartyB



  13. #33
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 1/13/2012 7:25 PM, Steve Pope wrote:
    > Cheryl<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 1/12/2012 3:39 PM, Steve Pope wrote:

    >
    >>> Dungeness is rated "best choice". Does Costco not have
    >>> Dungeness crab?

    >
    >> Dungeness has a strange taste to me. I never buy those no matter how
    >> low they go on sale.

    >
    > What is your favorite crab? Dungeness is my favorite, but of course
    > they're the only local crab (other than red crab, which I think no
    > longer have a commercial harvest).


    My choice is snow crab clusters. I think they are the sweetest of the
    crab legs. And I'm in the Chesapeake Bay area with blue crabs, which I
    can't stand.


  14. #34
    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote:



    > Where do you get the jumbo legs like he is holding?


    It's pretty easy. You just need to buy a new lens for your camera.
    Notice that the guy's hands are much bigger than his head.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  15. #35
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jan 13, 8:55*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:39:20 -0800 (PST), "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"
    >
    > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > I don't know how many types of king crab there are, but Safeway does
    > > sell a king crab, sometimes on sale, that is NOT snow crab. They sell
    > > snow crab also, and they are clearly different.

    >
    > I'm going to try King crab someday. *I tried Snow crab once. *Awful
    > stuff. *I saw an advertisement for some chain last week that talked
    > about "Queen" crab. *Huh? *That was a first. *Made me wonder what they
    > were trying to slip over on the general public. *When I googled for
    > Queen crab, it was a non-specific term that referred to different
    > types of crab depending on who was using it... so I'm still wondering
    > what kind of shenanigans they're trying to pull.


    I like dungeness crab and snow crab. I tried king crab once, and it
    was okay, but didn't seem good enough to justify the price. I realize
    it was only one try, so, it may not have been the best sample.


  16. #36
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Meghan wrote:

    > I tried king crab once, and it was okay, but didn't seem good enough to
    > justify the price. I realize it was only one try, so, it may not have been
    > the best sample.


    Don't you live somewhere near Seattle? I bought Bering Strait king crab legs
    from the Pike Place Market once; they were wonderful. The trick is to
    realize they're already cooked, so whatever you're doing to them should not
    involve more cooking, just careful warming at most.

    Bob



  17. #37
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:23:53 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jan 13, 8:55*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:39:20 -0800 (PST), "fries...@zoocrewphoto.com"
    > >
    > > <fries...@zoocrewphoto.com> wrote:
    > > > I don't know how many types of king crab there are, but Safeway does
    > > > sell a king crab, sometimes on sale, that is NOT snow crab. They sell
    > > > snow crab also, and they are clearly different.

    > >
    > > I'm going to try King crab someday. *I tried Snow crab once. *Awful
    > > stuff. *I saw an advertisement for some chain last week that talked
    > > about "Queen" crab. *Huh? *That was a first. *Made me wonder what they
    > > were trying to slip over on the general public. *When I googled for
    > > Queen crab, it was a non-specific term that referred to different
    > > types of crab depending on who was using it... so I'm still wondering
    > > what kind of shenanigans they're trying to pull.

    >
    > I like dungeness crab and snow crab. I tried king crab once, and it
    > was okay, but didn't seem good enough to justify the price. I realize
    > it was only one try, so, it may not have been the best sample.


    Okay, I tried Snow - you tried King... we both like Dungeness. That's
    good enough for me, thanks!
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  18. #38
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:32:48 -0800, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > The trick is to
    > realize they're already cooked, so whatever you're doing to them should not
    > involve more cooking, just careful warming at most.


    What's the point of warming already cooked crab if it's not going into
    the oven as part of some recipe? I can see letting it warm to room
    temperature while you do something else... but physically warming it
    up??? Not in my world.
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  19. #39
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:58:39 -0800, Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > It's pretty easy. You just need to buy a new lens for your camera.
    > Notice that the guy's hands are much bigger than his head.


    It's the old "I caught a fish this BIG" thing - although that picture
    doesn't look like he's trying to fool anyone, he just is.
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  20. #40
    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jan 13, 10:32*pm, "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>
    wrote:
    > Meghan wrote:
    > > I tried king crab once, and it was okay, but didn't seem good enough to
    > > justify the price. I realize it was only one try, so, it may not have been
    > > the best sample.

    >
    > Don't you live somewhere near Seattle? I bought Bering Strait king crab legs
    > from the Pike Place Market once; they were wonderful. The trick is to
    > realize they're already cooked, so whatever you're doing to them should not
    > involve more cooking, just careful warming at most.
    >


    Yes, I am just south of Seattle.

    I either eat the crab meat cold or barely heated. I don't eat it as
    part of a meal, more as a snack/treat.

    I haven't had any in a while, but I did see that the dungeness crabs
    are on sale now. They were in the $6-8 range per crab. Previously,
    they were $12 plus for a single crab.


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