We got our last king crab delivery of the year on December 4th, ending a very long season of processing which began the the first week of June. Blue king crab is a smaller species of king crab, to my eye about the same size as brown. The blue king is a fishery on the rebound with the total allowable catch growing every year. Our boats reported catches a little better than last year, always a good sign.
None of the blue king was put up in home packs for local sale as it was all spoken for on the world market. I couldn't detect much of a taste difference from the red and brown, it is all delicious, especially fresh caught. Alas, my favorite is bairdi crab, so sweet and easy to eat, but the season is closed this year to allow the stocks to recover.
You can see the bluish tint that gives the species its name.
A little culinary tip - if you are ever in a time crunch and wanting to transform a so-so frozen pizza to world class, about halfway through cooking a self-rising combination pizza, scatter a liberal portion of half-price mozzarella cheese and a pound of king crab meat. Delicious . . . .
Cody's a Brian's European Vacation 2015
So, It's been a LONG time since I posted So this is just the First
Installment of at least a Three Parter over me and my Kid's trip to Europe.
As to why it ...