Feast Like a Gourmand by Sea: Alaska Red King Crab Legs Are Here!

I know I’m not the lonely one waiting with bated breath for the fresh Alaska Red King Crab to arrive each year! And it’s game on right now. Fresh, never frozen, Alaska Red King Crab debuted in our Seafood case this Saturday and will be around while supplies last. Once fishing starts, we bring in as much as we can. It’s a very tight window that we carry it, so get it while you can. It’s such a good excuse to indulge in something so delicious and fresh!

TO PREPARE: Prior to flying in overnight to Ohio, these crab legs were first steamed on the Alaskan Dutch Harbor. To reheat at home, add a little water to your cookie sheet, and pre-heat your oven to 350°F and heat for 8-12 minutes or an internal temperature of approximately 140°F. Don’t forget the clarified butter!

PAIR WITH: DLM’s George Punter, CSW, says that when it comes to the sweet and succulent flavor of Fresh Alaska Red King Crab, that this is an occasion to pull out a buttery and rich Chardonnay from California. Try La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay or Butter Chardonnay.


If you are looking for a new twist on dinner, try one or two of our Clambake Buckets. They are perfect for care-free cool nights—what more do you need? We fill a 5-gallon bucket with potatoes, fresh corn, carrots, celery, onion, Andouille sausage, clams, mussels, and shrimp. You can select either a beer or wine base. We need 48 hours notice to fulfill orders.  ORDER NOW

4 comments on “Feast Like a Gourmand by Sea: Alaska Red King Crab Legs Are Here!

    1. Hello Trena! We could definitely coordinate. Please call the DLM location that you wish to pick up the oysters from and ask for the Seafood department.

  • As a tweener, my dad was friends with a fellow who owned a neighborhood bar/restaurant. This was a time when foods available to restaurants were expanding because of air travel. Foods like Alaskan Red King Crab Legs and Avocados and wines like Lambrusco were new to the consumer. My dad would split cases of the new offerings with the owner and at home we would feast (or sometimes suffer!) on the new foods available to us.
    Alaskan Red King Crab Legs became a favorite of my family. And today, long after this food revolution, whenever DLM, or “THE STORE” as we call it, brings in fresh Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, I have to buy some in memory of my memories and especially my Dad.

    1. What a neat story. We’re so humbled that we can help you keep this tradition and memory going. Thank you so very much for sharing this with us!

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