Alaska Crab Sale: Eat Like a King!

Hello, Seafoodies! Last week Hy-Vee kicked off the annual crab sale, the absolute best time of the year to pick up some of Alaska’s most prized and sustainable resource. Alaska crab fisheries are one of the best managed wild fisheries in the world. As a result, all Alaska crab sold by Hy-Vee is labeled with our Responsible Choice logo.

King crab is measured by the number of king crab legs, excluding claws, it would take to reach 10 pounds of meat. For example, 6- to 9-count king crab legs would take between six and nine crab legs to weigh 10 pounds. That is more than one pound per leg. Wow!

In Alaska, crab is king! No other shellfish in the world projects a more elegant image or offers such widespread appeal than Alaska King Crab. Harvested from the icy waters of Alaska, this shellfish is always sweet, succulent and flavorful. It is also nutritious, low in fat and is unmatched for its natural rich flavor and tender texture. The largest and most impressive of all the crabs caught in the world, Alaska King Crab lends itself to a variety of attractive plate presentations from appetizers, chowders and soups to main course entrees. You and your guests are going to love it!

Celebrate the holidays this year with Responsible Choice Alaska King Crab and eat like a king!

Author: Mike Linde

I’m Mike Linde, and I am a seafood buyer/merchandiser at PDI, a subsidiary of Hy-Vee. PDI is a distribution center that supplies Hy-Vee stores with fresh and frozen perishable items. Part of my job is to procure sustainable seafood product for Hy-Vee and educate and train staff on the sustainability aspect of the items. I worked as a Seafood Manager at Hy-Vee for 12 years before I transferred to my current role at PDI. We are dedicated to supplying the growing seafood demand with options that will not have an impact on the environment.