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Alaskan King Crab: Why is he the king?

Alaskan King Crab: Why is he the king?

A delicacy whose characteristics make it a delicatessen of the nobility, the Alaskan King Crab is the largest and most impressive of all the crabs caught in the world. Their taste and quality are unmatched due to the natural environment in which they develop, in the cold currents of the extreme north of America.

But what makes him the king? Well, in Alaska there are different species of King Crab, what they all have in common is the large size, the complexity of their capture and the exquisite taste.

The three most important species of King Crab in Alaska are: the red royal crab, found in Bristol Bay, Norton Sound and the Kodiak archipelago; the blue royal crab, from the island of San Mateo and the Pribilof Islands; and the golden royal crab, from the Aleutian Islands.

Among them, the red royal crab is the most prized for the quality of its meat.

To be considered as such, some specific size requirements must be met: only certain types of king crab are legal at different times of the year and only males can be kept.

But, in reality, there are crab species all over the world, they live and reproduce from Russia to Japan and South America, with more than 40 species known so far.

The most beloved, the great and delicious red royal crab, can weigh up to 24 pounds and his legs can span more than 5 feet. The second nearby, the blue king, is a little smaller and is found in deeper waters, although it is often confused with red because of the tone it takes when cooking. The smallest of the three crab kings of Alaska is the golden king, with a milder flavor and but not as prized as the previous two.

In recent years the Alaskan King Crab has acquired a new mystique, not only for its exquisite taste, nor for its impressive appearance, but also for the complex and risky method of capture, which raises its price and makes it an exclusive delicacy as well as delicious.

If you want to try the best Alaskan King Crab in Cancun, come to Fred’s House, where you will enjoy not only the best taste in seafood in Cancun, but also the best service, mixology, atmosphere and the best views of the lagoon.

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