Alaska Dungeness Crab Recipes
The Alaska dungeness crab, cancer magister, is one of Alaska's fine quality seafood resources. One of the family of crustaceans, it is widely found throughout many of Alaska's icy waters. A versatile delicacy, succulent Alaska dungeness crab has a distinctive, almost sweet flavor and very tender, flaky white meat.
Premium-quality Alaska dungeness crab is marketed year-round, already cooked, in several forms. Although most commonly sold as individual whole crabs, it is also available as convenient sections or clusters--the walking legs and claws from one side of the crab--as single legs and as crab meat extracted from the shell.
Alaska dungeness crab is available by the pound in either the frozen food sections, seafood section or meat department of supermarkets, grocery stores or specialty seafood stores.
Although one of the best ways to serve Alaska dungeness crab is thoroughly heated and simply cracked, with melted butter, mayonnaise or a favorite dipping sauce, the delicate flavor of this delicious crab takes well to a wide range of seasonings and other ingredients. Dungeness crab in the shell combines beautifully with other foods in seafood stews or soups, sautes, salads and appetizers. The crab meat is marvelous in bisques, creamed dishes, salads, casseroles and other dishes. The recipes included here are just a few examples of the many ways in which this high-quality shellfish from Alaska can be enjoyed.