Alaskan King Crab makes a spectacular meal, and is one of the most prized species of crab in the world.
When cooked, the shell turns fiery red and reveals snow white meat with red highlights. The meat is sweet and luscious with a robust texture. It is excellent hot or cold, plain or with melted butter, or with garlic or seafood sauce. King crab is also delicious in salads, sandwiches, and a variety of other dishes.
One large leg or claw is plenty for one person as an entree. Allow half a pound per person as a starter or part of a main dish.