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  • Post #31 - June 30th, 2007, 9:54 pm
    Post #31 - June 30th, 2007, 9:54 pm Post #31 - June 30th, 2007, 9:54 pm
    kuhdo wrote:I thought all king crab was frozen very shortly after being caught.


    Not all of it. Every once in a while, Dirk's gets in a shipment of fresh, never frozen crab legs. They are excellent, but you pay dearly for the privilege of buying them.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #32 - July 1st, 2007, 12:46 am
    Post #32 - July 1st, 2007, 12:46 am Post #32 - July 1st, 2007, 12:46 am
    stevez wrote:
    kuhdo wrote:I thought all king crab was frozen very shortly after being caught.


    Not all of it. Every once in a while, Dirk's gets in a shipment of fresh, never frozen crab legs. They are excellent, but you pay dearly for the privilege of buying them.


    Right you are. I find at least one internet source offering the same. Didn't know this was available.
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  • Post #33 - July 2nd, 2007, 9:00 am
    Post #33 - July 2nd, 2007, 9:00 am Post #33 - July 2nd, 2007, 9:00 am
    Dominick's was having a sale on crab so we made a point to take a look. At only $6.99/lb (for 16/20 count) we were planning on grabbing some for part of our dinner yesterday. Unfortunately the crab I saw wasn't that exciting looking, but the 6/9 count legs in the display case won me over. We grabbed 3 legs at about a pound each for $12.99 a pound.

    We employed the microwave method of cooking and I must say it was some of the best seafood I have ever had from Dominick's. They were par frozen when broken down, and were microwaved for 2 minutes, at which point they were "steaming" hot. They produced meat pieces the size of hot dogs :)

    Jamie
  • Post #34 - July 3rd, 2007, 10:51 pm
    Post #34 - July 3rd, 2007, 10:51 pm Post #34 - July 3rd, 2007, 10:51 pm
    Jamieson22 wrote:They produced meat pieces the size of hot dogs :)

    Jamie

    :P
  • Post #35 - July 6th, 2007, 1:26 pm
    Post #35 - July 6th, 2007, 1:26 pm Post #35 - July 6th, 2007, 1:26 pm
    I'm sorry if my comment about king crab legs being frozen when caught threw people off. As others have noted, most king crab legs are frozen when caught, but on some rare occasions, you can find fresh, never-frozen king crab legs. I had some not too long ago in Indianapolis at the Oceanaire, an excellent seafood restaurant, and they were absolutely wonderful, albeit very expensive. (But they don't usually have them either, only occasionally.)
  • Post #36 - July 6th, 2007, 1:43 pm
    Post #36 - July 6th, 2007, 1:43 pm Post #36 - July 6th, 2007, 1:43 pm
    Hi,

    These never frozen King Crab legs, are they still cooked upon being caught?

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #37 - July 6th, 2007, 2:06 pm
    Post #37 - July 6th, 2007, 2:06 pm Post #37 - July 6th, 2007, 2:06 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    These never frozen King Crab legs, are they still cooked upon being caught?

    Regards,


    Usually those are live King crabs. Bob Chinn's occasionally has one in his tank, but I'm not sure how much it goes for because you have to buy the entire thing!
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  • Post #38 - July 6th, 2007, 4:08 pm
    Post #38 - July 6th, 2007, 4:08 pm Post #38 - July 6th, 2007, 4:08 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    These never frozen King Crab legs, are they still cooked upon being caught?

    Regards,



    Yes. The ones at Dirk's are cooked, but never frozen. Occasionally, you might see live ones at Bob Chinns as fujisnan pointed out.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #39 - December 30th, 2009, 5:29 am
    Post #39 - December 30th, 2009, 5:29 am Post #39 - December 30th, 2009, 5:29 am
    LTH,

    Never been so stopped for a look-around when I was in the area, Supreme Lobster had large tasty looking King Crab legs for $14.99 lb. Bags of broken, by which I mean large pieces, were $9.99. No cooler, and it was relatively warm that day, so I did not purchase anything, but the King Crab struck me as being particularly nice for the price.

    Also stopped at Schweppe, a restaurant supply store with an amazing array of items on offer, everything from 8-burner stoves to teaspoons and all in between. Put me in mind of the old Don outlet on Elston, though Schweppe is 5-times as large.

    Enjoy,
    Gary

    Supreme Lobster & Seafood Inc
    220 E North Ave
    Villa Park, IL 60181-1207
    630-834-3474
    http://www.supremelobster.com

    Schweppe Inc
    376 W North Av
    Lombard, IL 60148
    630-812-0148
    http://www.schweppeinc.com/
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  • Post #40 - December 30th, 2009, 8:13 am
    Post #40 - December 30th, 2009, 8:13 am Post #40 - December 30th, 2009, 8:13 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    Supreme Lobster & Seafood Inc
    220 E North Ave
    Villa Park, IL 60181-1207
    630-834-3474
    http://www.supremelobster.com

    Schweppe Inc
    376 W North Av
    Lombard, IL 60148
    630-812-0148
    http://www.schweppeinc.com/


    you hit 2 of my favorite suburban suppliers Gary, I really like Schweppes, and I have bought from Supreme lobster for years, as far back to the time where I bought from them for Hyatt.
  • Post #41 - December 30th, 2009, 10:00 am
    Post #41 - December 30th, 2009, 10:00 am Post #41 - December 30th, 2009, 10:00 am
    On Sunday, saw that Whole Foods (I was at the big one on Kingsbury in Lincoln Park) was advertising "Wild Caught King Crab Leg Clusters" for $9.99/lb. I saw them in the cooler, though they didn't look particularly huge, they were tempting.
  • Post #42 - December 30th, 2009, 10:22 am
    Post #42 - December 30th, 2009, 10:22 am Post #42 - December 30th, 2009, 10:22 am
    I eat alot of crab, and have been pleased with the prices this year(snow crab as low as $4.99/lb), & $9.99/lb for king crab is a pretty common price and makes me happy. However these are typically the smaller king crab legs, Supreme typically has the monster legs, worth the $14.99/lb.

    Brookhaven Market has king crab legs for $6.99/lb right now. If I wasnt doing snow crab legs, and either live blue crab, live dungeness crab, or live lobster for tomorrow night Id get some.
  • Post #43 - December 30th, 2009, 1:46 pm
    Post #43 - December 30th, 2009, 1:46 pm Post #43 - December 30th, 2009, 1:46 pm
    jimswside wrote:Supreme typically has the monster legs, worth the $14.99/lb.


    This was the case yesterday. They were larger than the ones being offered at everyplace else I looked. The Costco legs were the best priced at $10.95/lb, but they weren't nearly as large and satisfying looking as the ones I bought at Supreme.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #44 - December 30th, 2009, 1:52 pm
    Post #44 - December 30th, 2009, 1:52 pm Post #44 - December 30th, 2009, 1:52 pm
    stevez wrote:
    jimswside wrote:Supreme typically has the monster legs, worth the $14.99/lb.


    This was the case yesterday. They were larger than the ones being offered at everyplace else I looked. The Costco legs were the best priced at $10.95/lb, but they weren't nearly as large and satisfying looking as the ones I bought at Supreme.



    Sounds like a good haul Steve, I have had good luck wih crab legs and other seafood @ Costco back when I had a membership, but Supreme typically had the best around imho.

    I am hoping to get my shelfish(blue crabs, live dungeness, or live lobster), and clams @ Super H Mart Naperville tomorrow, if not Ill be heading up to Supreme to get a few things.
  • Post #45 - December 30th, 2009, 5:07 pm
    Post #45 - December 30th, 2009, 5:07 pm Post #45 - December 30th, 2009, 5:07 pm
    I was at Super H Mart today in Niles and they had King Crab legs @ $7.99 a pound. We picked up 2 nice-sized 3-legged segments and 4 legs with large claws.
  • Post #46 - December 30th, 2009, 9:54 pm
    Post #46 - December 30th, 2009, 9:54 pm Post #46 - December 30th, 2009, 9:54 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Also stopped at Schweppe, a restaurant supply store with an amazing array of items on offer, everything from 8-burner stoves to teaspoons and all in between. Put me in mind of the old Don outlet on Elston, though Schweppe is 5-times as large.
    Schweppe Inc

    376 W North Av
    Lombard, IL 60148
    630-812-0148
    http://www.schweppeinc.com/


    This cannot be overstated. I've never been to Edward Don (referenced above), but Schweppe is the best (only true?) restaurant supply store I've found in the area. Nothing else is close.

    Back to your regularly scheduled discussion of crab.
  • Post #47 - December 31st, 2009, 9:28 am
    Post #47 - December 31st, 2009, 9:28 am Post #47 - December 31st, 2009, 9:28 am
    just a heads up for those last minute shoppers like myself. Supreme is open til 4:00 this afternoon(their website say 5:00 but I just called & was told 4:00). Also there is a 10% off coupon for purchases over $50 on their website.


    http://www.supremelobster.com
  • Post #48 - October 20th, 2010, 3:06 pm
    Post #48 - October 20th, 2010, 3:06 pm Post #48 - October 20th, 2010, 3:06 pm
    It looks like fresh king crab is available again. Dirks had some last week for 38 dollars a lb. He is getting some more in this week at the 38 dollar price point, but anymore he is getting after this week is going to be a whooping 45 dollars a lb! :shock:

    I also got an email that Bob Chinn's is serving fresh king as well, but not sure how much they are charging. Anyone know an economical place to purchase fresh, never frozen king crab? I'm willing to pay a premium for king, but just not sure of 2-3x the market price.
  • Post #49 - December 8th, 2010, 2:57 pm
    Post #49 - December 8th, 2010, 2:57 pm Post #49 - December 8th, 2010, 2:57 pm
    Anyone know of any reasonablly priced seafood purveyors in Lake County, Illinois that sell to the public at wholesale or retail if the prices are better than most? Looking for jumbo King Crabs legs for the Holidays. Sometimes Dominck's in Gurnee has decent kings but their supply and prices are hit and miss. How do you plan a great meal like that? Plus, do you ever really know how long that stuff has been frozen? Ever chow down on some "Jurrasic Rex Crab legs"? OMG, what a treat that is with the family and friends at the table at $20-27 bucks a pop per pound!

    Why do we put up with this! Shouldn't we all rise up and demand quality at a fair price? Where's Sara Palin when you really need some fresh seafood, I'll tell you!, SHE"S EATINGF IT IN HER BACK YARD, you "JACKWAGON"S!

    I'm mad as hell and I'm just not going to take it any longer. I will take 5-6 pounds of quaklity king crab legs for about $10-$12 a pound though, got any a dem?

    Shouldn't seafood be required and regulated to be sold frozen by a certain date, especially seafood? Their supposed to do it on meat! And you still see places that play games with that too. Who can you trust these for quality, resonablly priced seafood? I know, a good resturant, WHY? Why can't the buyers at local places get the same deal, or better than resturants? They surely sell tons more of the garbage they do get for us!

    Or does I got to make that drive to Supreme Lobster? Ober by dare in Emlhurst/Lombard!

    Is anyone out there? " Moe, Larry", Cheese! HELP!
  • Post #50 - December 8th, 2010, 3:36 pm
    Post #50 - December 8th, 2010, 3:36 pm Post #50 - December 8th, 2010, 3:36 pm
    Check Costco. They usually have them on weekends especialy around the holidays.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #51 - December 8th, 2010, 5:54 pm
    Post #51 - December 8th, 2010, 5:54 pm Post #51 - December 8th, 2010, 5:54 pm
    I spotted king crab at H-Mart in Niles at $9.99/lb last Friday. This was frozen flats of about 1.5 lbs ea. They may have the boxes available on request.
  • Post #52 - October 25th, 2011, 3:12 pm
    Post #52 - October 25th, 2011, 3:12 pm Post #52 - October 25th, 2011, 3:12 pm
    Fresh King Crab season again! Although this year, the quota for red King Crab being caught this year has been cut in half...which means higher prices all around :cry:

    It looks like Dirk's has some on sale for 60 dollars a lb. Anyone know of anyplace cheaper?
  • Post #53 - October 26th, 2011, 9:45 am
    Post #53 - October 26th, 2011, 9:45 am Post #53 - October 26th, 2011, 9:45 am
    Be aware that King Crab comes in different sizes. The stuff usually at the lowest price point is the smallest legs. Larger legs can be procured sawed in half. These are cooked and frozen but are of excellent quality from a reputable purveyor. From time to time Mitsuwa has whole King Crab from Hokkaido, medium size, cooked and frozen but pricy!
    I have in the past purchased whole live King Crab in Chinatown. Bring cash and lots of it because they don't take Credit/Debit! A large cooler and ice is also required until you get the thing home and into a large pot! This is the best way to have King Crab!
    Picked King Crab generally trades at around $60/# these days and is my least preferred form. Mitsuwa does use it in rolls made during special events, their regular rolls have Surimi. -Dick
  • Post #54 - October 26th, 2011, 1:26 pm
    Post #54 - October 26th, 2011, 1:26 pm Post #54 - October 26th, 2011, 1:26 pm
    Budrichard,
    What time of year can you get the live King Crab in Chinatown?
    What disease did cured ham actually have?
  • Post #55 - October 27th, 2011, 2:55 pm
    Post #55 - October 27th, 2011, 2:55 pm Post #55 - October 27th, 2011, 2:55 pm
    Elfin wrote:Budrichard,
    What time of year can you get the live King Crab in Chinatown?


    Sometimes during the winter months, it's really hit or miss. The place is on Wentworth and has large tanks. You just have to keep looking when in Chinatown. China Market does not have them but it does have other nice crabs and BIG lobsters hidden away and you have to ask for them.-Dick
  • Post #56 - January 1st, 2021, 3:51 pm
    Post #56 - January 1st, 2021, 3:51 pm Post #56 - January 1st, 2021, 3:51 pm
    This guy has some efficient methods for eating crab:

    Cathy2

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