About our Bairdi Crab.
Caught in the icy waters of the Bering Sea our Bairdi crab clusters come pre-cooked and ready to eat when thawed. Each clusters weights 1-1.5lbs. Bairdi snow crab is known through-out Alaska and among most crab lovers as the best crab available on the market. There are two species of Snow crab harvested the Bering Sea in Alaska: Chionoecetes opilio and Chionoecetes Bairdi. Opilio, which are sometimes referred to as Opies or Queen crab, are the smaller, more readily available of the two species. Bairdi, also known as Tanner crab, command a higher price due to their size and restricted quotas.
What makes our Bairdi Crab special?
Caught by our friend Chris McDowell at Yakobi Fisheries. Bairdi are typically harvested at average depths of 360 feet below sea level during the frigid winter months of January, February and March. Harvest can be challenging as crews face icy conditions and cold, stormy waters. 800 lb. traps, called pots, are set with bait and then retrieved within 36-48 hours. Boat crews use hydraulic lifts to raise the pots, which can weigh over 1,000 lbs when full.
What about the health benefits?
Bairdi snow crabs are naturally lean, low in calories and fat, but packed with protein.
Why we love it!
Once you try our Bairdi Crab you are never going back again. There is no doubt that you will love the freshness and unparalleled flavor. Don't stop yourself from adding this to your next dinner party or crab boil. In the unlikely event you have some leftovers, they'll make an amazing addition to your omelets the next morning.
- Long easy-to-crack legs.
- Delicate texture and sweet taste
- Sustainably wild-caught in the USA
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- Ships frozen
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Bardi Snow Crab recipe
Our bairdi snow crab is already pre-cooked and ready to eat when thawed. Many chose to serve snow crab with drawn butter or dipping sauce.
- Thaw crab legs in the refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Coat bottom of an oven-safe pan with cooking oil.
- Arrange the crab legs on the bottom of a deep glass baking dish.
- Pour ½ an inch of water into the baking dish to partially submerge the crab legs.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Poke a few holes in the tops so that some steam can escape.
- Bake thawed crab legs for 10-15 minutes then remove the baking dish from the oven and serve!
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All orders ship on Mondays-Wednesday, and orders placed after 10am on Tuesday will ship out the following week.
All frozen products are carefully packed on dry ice to keep items frozen however some packages may not arrive solidly frozen. If you items do arrive partially thawed but frozen in the center, they may be safely refrozen with no noticeable loss of quality or nutritional value. All frozen packages will arrive within 1-3 business days depending on your destination. You will have access to your shipping information so you can track your package along the way!
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