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Alaska king crab fishing is carried out during the fall months in the waters off the coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The commercial harvest is performed during a very short season, and the catch is shipped worldwide. Large numbers of king crab are also caught in Russian and international waters.

How do you cook Alaskan king crab?

Method for Boiling King Crab Legs

  1. Fill a large stockpot with water. Set it to boil on your stove with the lid on.

  2. Reduce the temperature to set at a simmer. Insert the king crab legs into the boiling water. Cover the pot.

  3. Set your timer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove with tongs and drain.

Alaska king crab