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Alaskan KING Crab!!

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posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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Coming up next month is King Crab season (Sept). I've got a buddy who works for a fishery and on a boat during the crab seasons up in AK. He's based in Seward, but they all go to Dutch. Usually around this time of year he'll email me and ask if I want some crab. It's all been frozen at -40F in sealed airtight bags. Last season's catch, but when you thaw it, it's more fresh than anything you'll ever see in a store!

This year he sent 3 coolers full (I pay the air-freight...and the coolers). Normally it's only a cooler or so. (Have a basement full of really nice coolers!)

OH MAN!! Thawed some out tonight and put a few really large claws and legs on the grill! Just to DIE for!! Drawn butter, wtih a hint of garlic in it, on the smoky grill with mesquite wood. This is all prime stuff, way better than you can get in a store...anywhere!

We send Prime beef back in return, but the crab is just 'off the rails' good! Open invitation to go halibut fishing and King fishing during May, June and July (though I didn't go this year).

Good food??? OH MAN!! There really are some good things about making friends in different places and raising quality beef cattle!

"Networking" takes on a new meaning!

Best!




posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

If you're the beef guy, I have a lobster guy. 😂

We have a beef guy, but I've never tasted US beef on its own as a steak.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

I'm IN!! Love lobster!!

Let's make a deal!!

200lbs of Prime beef..sirloin and higher. All grass fed, no hormones. Freezer packed and shipped, 2lb portions.

Whatcha' got?

Let's trade!

ETA - I can do 100lb lots too, strip and higher, including the tenderloins. !!

ETA2 - Are we talking New England lobsters here or something else? I'm IN for NE lobsters, whole and live, for this year's beef, fresh off the hoof. Langostino's, ummm, maybe not so much, but we could talk.

ETA3 - I will ship samples (in 3lb lots) at no charge just for trust.

PM me if you're serious!
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posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I want in! Do you guys take food stamps?



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: AgarthaSeed

Honestly, I would, but I don't think it qualifies.

2nd



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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I can ship whole sides too, on the hook.

Washed, aged, wrapped and shipped, FOB anywhere in the CONUS. 2 animal minimum (4 sides - 2,800-3,200lbs. total), LTL refrigerated freight. Can also ship packed, wrapped and frozen for .56lb plus hanging cost (market). (Probably about $2.50 this time of year). Figure about a 25% bone loss on animals this big (which is really good, normally about 35%).


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posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Now you've got my attention!

Lucky Dog, I would love a 70 pound cooler
myself. You have 3 !!!!!

I was lucky enough to jump a charter boat
in Seward , and caught 73 and 46 pound Halibuts.

Two days of this, and then 3 on the kenai for a
61 pound King Salmon.

Only had King Crab in restaurants while there.
They cleanly sliced the whole legs in halves.

The best in The World! Enjoy!
S&F



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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originally posted by: Wildmanimal
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Now you've got my attention!

Lucky Dog, I would love a 70 pound cooler
myself. You have 3 !!!!!

I was lucky enough to jump a charter boat
in Seward , and caught 73 and 46 pound Halibuts.

Two days of this, and then 3 on the kenai for a
61 pound King Salmon.

Only had King Crab in restaurants while there.
They cleanly sliced the whole legs in halves.

The best in The World! Enjoy!
S&F


ROGER THAT!!!



Spent many a late night fishing on the Kenai and the Russian, usually for reds, and pinks. Had a deal with a commercial guy in up in Anchorage; I'd give him half (raw), and he'd give me back half smoked and foil sealed, both hickory honey and pepper as well as "fish candy" (jerky) (which is absolutely to die for!!) This was the gold foil stuff you see down in the lower 48...for BIG BUCKS!! It was a rockin' deal!

I'd do that deal all day long. We'd go up there and just clean up on salmon. Know all the good spots, and no "army fishing".
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posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:35 PM
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The last time I got crabs in Alaska, they quarantined our entire squadron.

Lemon and clarified butter do absolutely NOTHING to help. Screw you internet...



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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So did you make the wife sit and watch you eat all this delicious crab while she had a bologna sandwich.

You know, because of the twine in the mower.

That's what I would have done.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

We need to talk.

On the Oregon coast, I have ready access to Dungeness Crabs.





posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

No way, man!!

We shared it all! Can't leave the ol' girl out of a feast like that! She's full partner in this operation!

She works her butt off around here! The mower thing was just a momentary frustration. If I let something like that get to me I'd go nuts with all the crazy stuff that goes on around here!

Nope, she's all in on this deal...content, full and happy, relaxing on the couch after a hard day.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

We need to talk.

On the Oregon coast, I have ready access to Dungeness Crabs.






Now you're talking.... we raise ducks; we have a few scofflaws (they keep smoking cigarettes behind the house)... maybe we can work a trade.

Smoked duck is quite tasty...



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Okay..whatcha' got?






posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:47 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: DBCowboy

Okay..whatcha' got?





Whatcha' want?

Hell, next month me and my boys are going deep sea fishing. While we're at it we'll be tossing crab pots.

Just name it, I'll send it.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

We need to talk.

On the Oregon coast, I have ready access to Dungeness Crabs.


WTF? Those crabs are a long way from home. They belong up here. You know, at Dungeness!

P.S. I caught a 105 pound halibut once.



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Wow..I'm in for some ducks too, but I'm not sure I could eat that many ducks!

Let me think about this a little.

You clean and smoke, and pack, 'em?

Like professional pack 'em? (I don't need a USDA seal, but packing should be long term able).



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

That Kenai is something else.
They processed all the Halibut and Salmon
and then froze it in Liquid Nitrogen I think.

We were only allowed three 70 pound coolers
on the return flight without xtra fees. So we
had to actually give about 50 pounds away.
Good to give, but I wish I had that now.

I had some local artist Gyotaku ink the King on canvas.
One of the best expenditures I ever made.
Man, I wish I had a chance to hit that river like
you and your friend did.
Avoid that "Combat Fishing" at all costs.


I hope to God it is not a dying breed.
Cheers to You!

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posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I'm a rookie on dungeness; I've had fantastic ones and I've had really 'fishy' ones I didn't like so much. Oddly, the best ones I've had were cooked whole crab, and the worst ones were cooked legs only.

Maybe 100lbs? What would that weigh in meat? Maybe 30lbs?



posted on Aug, 4 2018 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: madmac5150

Wow..I'm in for some ducks too, but I'm not sure I could eat that many ducks!

Let me think about this a little.

You clean and smoke, and pack, 'em?

Like professional pack 'em? (I don't need a USDA seal, but packing should be long term able).






I normally just whack them with a 7-iron...

I can have a USDA stamp made, if that helps....




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