Its fine sweet flavor and texture make Dungeness crab a favorite choice of seafood lovers.

The shell of each leg is scored in two to three places to allow for easy “snap-n-eat” opening.

Just thaw and serve our pre-cooked Dungeness crab, or warm it by steaming it lightly.

The moist, naturally sweet meat makes the perfect centerpiece for salads, pasta dishes, and sandwiches.

And of course, Dungeness appetizers such as crab cocktail or puff pastries will add elegance to any event. (Click on the Serving/Care tab for more tips and ideas.)

What is Dungeness crab?

Widely considered among the tastiest crab species, Dungeness crab was named after the Washington State coastal town that hosted the first commercial harvests.

The Seafood Watch program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium awards Dungeness crab a sustainable seafood rating of “Best Choice“.

Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) typically measures 20 cm (8 inches) across. It inhabits eelgrass beds and coastal sea floors from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to south-central California.

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