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Thursday, July 16, 2009

crabby - not me!


Ever wondered what $60 dollars worth of King crab looks like in Alaska? Twenty bucks a pound, which is four dollars cheaper than I can get it in Chinatown (I am going to double check this price - plus the stuff I get here in NYC is sometimes a little freezer burned) we ordered a pound and a quarter each. Thats Tracy herself holding up our order just prior to steaming.



Tracy's King Crab Shack in Juneau, Alaska was the best we could find at a price that wouldnt kill us, and when I say the best, I mean the BEST. I also mean the only, all the other prospects were sit down joints, what are ya gonna do?



They hooked up our bucket while we sipped on their signature crab bisque. The soup was nice it had chunks of crab and smooth buttery bisque - for an eight ounce cup we coughed up 6 bucks and wished we got the large instead, it was that good. In our large bucket we got arms and claws and shoulders and little tubs of garlic butter and warm rolls and scissors and nut crackers and napkins and sheets of paper for plates- the full meal deal!



We tore that bucket up in less than 20 minutes, rich, tasty, fresh - by far the best King crab I have ever tasted and the Pup and Banana concur! This Crab Shack should be a destination!

still coming up - cruise desserts....really!

26 comments:

Pooja said...

Aww looks so fresh and tempting! I get freezer burnt crabs here and it isnt worth the amount. Wow I would love to be there sometime! Guess I have fallen in love with Alaska :)

the ungourmet said...

Good Golly! Those are so huge! They have these crabs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and they always amaze me.

Yum!

Melody said...

Officially jealous.

snugs said...

OMG they are huge!

Jenn said...

They're as long as my arm!!! Those crab legs look mighty mighty tempting right now. I want some!!

doggybloggy said...

pooja: It is a little enchanting....

the ungourmet: big and huge..

melody: ____________


snugs: you sure know how to make a guy blush....

jenn: the best part was the freshness...

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! those are the biggest crab I've ever seen!

Tangled Noodle said...

Oh yes - bucket of crab legs would hit the spot! I'm a little freaked out by the size of them, though; they're mutant-huge! I would not want to meet a live crab of that size.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Whoa! I bet that was a feast and a half!

TavoLini said...

mmmmmmmmm. King crab...hell, any fresh crab is about the finest meal one could hope for. Looks mad delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

You.. blush..come on..Im sure it wasnt the first time you heard gosh they are so huge..or is it the first time while you werent dreaming? haha

I guess in this instance bigger was better.

girlichef said...

Holy Amazing!! Those are some gorgeous legs...I need to go to Alaska and eat at the source!! YUMMY.

pigpigscorner said...

They are HUGE! Why can't I get crabs like this here!!

Joan Nova said...

It may be $4 cheaper than Chinatown but when you factor in the travel cost, I think you'll be back to your usual vendor. :) Looks like a great feast.

buffalodick said...

Now that's what I'm talkin' about! What a treat- even at $20 a lb....

Grace said...

so sadly, not only have i never seen crab so up-close-and-personal, i've never even tasted it. you see, i've foolishly convinced myself that all seafood is gross just because i haven't liked any that i've tasted. hopefully i'll grow out of that soon...

oneshotbeyond said...

I love how messy the experience can be! :-)

doggybloggy said...

peachkins: they say everything's big in Texas but Alaska is bigger

tangled: you would have to be mighty deep in the ocean to be face to face with that

TCP: well it was a feast but another pound or two would have put it over to the feast and a half state...LOL

tavolini: I hear you - the dungeness crab are looking mighty good at the markets lately - it is their season

donna: it was the first time when I wasnt dreaming.....

girli: crab and halibut are guarded like plutonium in this state and priced accordingly....

pigpig: good question?!

joan nova: that is exactly right - and the shipping costs from Alaska are exorbitant

buff: thats 20 bucks cheap for a rich experience...

doggybloggy said...

grace: : tough call - I say give it a taste ...

oneshot: I love the drippy buttery mess too!

ARUNA said...

My goodness, so big!!!! Never saw such a huge one!!!

Marjie said...

I'd have been fine with a couple of cups of that bisque. I'm not big on dissecting my food after it hits the plate; seems too much like work. But your servings for my entire family would have come to (sit down, here) a whopping $220 for lunch!

teresa said...

THis looks like so much fun! ALaska is definitely the place to go for crab, yum!

Patty Gironda said...

Looks like a fun trip! I love King Crab! We are off on another seafood trip, too! Cruisin' back to Biloxi for fish and huge shrimp!

The Duo Dishes said...

OMG, crab legs on steroids!!! They're hubongous! So good!

Pam said...

You are KILLING me! King crab is my absolute favorite. What I would give to visit that crab shack.

mermayd said...

you should send the picture you took to Tracy. It would really show off the great crabs they have. The picture on her website doesn't do it justice. It looks great!

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