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Box crab must be pre-ordered online. Pickup required; no delivery. Please bring your own cooler with ice packs or ice covered with cardboard/towel.
Quantity = number of pounds
For example, "Quantity: 4" = 4 lbs (2 crabs)
Average 1.5-2.5 lbs per crab; most are 2 lbs
Your online pre-order pre-authorizes a charge for the specified amount. The charge will be run at the time of pickup based on actual weight. If actual weight exceeds the pre-authorized amount, you will be asked to provide payment at pickup for the remaining balance.
A type of king crab, brown box crab is found along the coast of Alaska down to San Diego. Up to 40% of the total weight is edible, which is high compared to other more familiar crabs. The shell is softer than other rock crabs, which makes removing the meat easier. Its legs have large chunks of meat and a nice texture. It’s soft, buttery, and flaky and has a sweet flavor, similar to Alaskan king crab.
Scientific name: lopholithodes foraminatus