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Tuesday, August 24 2010

If you are a seafood lover, then it's certain you've got a soft spot for genuine Alaska crab. While you may order this delicacy from time to time in restaurants, maybe you've always wanted to learn for yourself how to prepare and enjoy this seafood treat. Begin by learning a little more about the three major varieties of Alaska crab, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, and Opilio Crab. All of the above can be enjoyed in a variety of elaborate dishes, or simply by being steamed and dipped in melted butter. Whether you are up for buying and preparing whole fresh crabs, or are looking for pre-split, easy preparation crabs for delicious meals without all the hassle, it's still easy to enjoy genuine Alaska crab from the icy waters of Alaska right at home for half the price of the restaurants.

Widely considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs a person can have in North America, genuine Alaska crab fisheries must brave extreme and dangerous weather conditions, trying work environments, and daily peril in order to bring in the harvest each year. Since Alaska is one of the best sources of sustainable wild seafood in the world, the crabbing seasons are carefully monitored to make sure that populations have plenty of time to thrive and regenerate. As such, there is a season for each specific type of crab, although they are available fresh or fresh-frozen all year round.

If looking for fresh, top tasting, crab legs, then Alaska King Crab Legs are the way to go. One of the most popular varieties in the world, genuine Alaska crab legs taste great on their own or in a variety of dishes like chowders and stews. The rich, tender taste and texture, as well as the bright red exterior and the enjoyment of the process of eating a crab leg all make these delicacies a favorite of many. Dungeness crab from the icy waters of Alaska are the largest and most flavorful found on the West Coast of the United States. Available nearly all year, this delicious variety of crab works with a number of seasonings and flavors, and can be served as in a salad, soup, or as the main dining attraction itself. A low price and great quality make Dungeness crab a top seller! Finally, Opilio Crab is a genuine Alaska crab variety also known as Snow Crab or Queen Crab. Not as easy to get a hold of as it once was due to population declines and Alaskan sustainability practices, they are still quite a treat when available due to the flaky white meat, and top texture.

ASMI, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, has accurate, up to date information on the fish species off the coast of the most northern state

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