red king crab


The king crab, in particular the red king crab, is an enormous crab from the Northern Pacific, weighing up to 10 kg (22 lb) and with a span from claw to claw of up to 3 meters (10 ft). These crabs have meat with a sweet taste which is said to be better than lobster. They are fished in cold waters such as the Barents Sea, and even despite the flavour the fishermen hold them in low regard, accusing them of damaging other marine life on the seafloor. They are imported into the UK from Norway. The meat is often processed or tinned and is white with red fringes

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