With Red King Crab no longer carried at Costco, the replacement is this Golden King Crab – These are large crab sections with the legs still attached. They are not as large as Red King Crab, but still quite large.
Like Red King Crab, Golden King Crab is wild caught and cooked, and shipped frozen. So these crab legs are fully cooked, you just need to steam them and warm them up! Prepare it just like Red King Crab, and serve with clarified butter.
Have you tried Golden King Crab Legs? What do you think? PLEASE share your review in the comments!
What is the Difference Between Red King Crab and Golden King Crab?
Golden King Crab is the smallest of the three main types of King Crab that are wild caught in Alaska. With a golden-orange shell, Golden King Crab has a milder flavor than Blue or Red King Crab. Golden King Crabs also usually contain the least amount of meat inside their shells and as such are the least expensive of the three Alaska-harvested crab types available in the U.S.
In general, Red King Crab is considered the Cadillac of King Crab, though Golden King Crab is certainly still considered very good.
ProTip: there are more prickles on Golden King Crab Legs, be prepared 🙂
Golden King Crab at Costco – Item Number & In-Store Price
Wild Cooked Golden King Crab Sections are Costco Item Number 27621 and cost $28.99 per pound. That’s down about $4 from the January 2023 price.
Last Price Check: September 2023
Each package of the Golden King Crab from Costco weighs about 2.5 lbs or about $70-$90.
You can also order Golden King Crab on Same Day Costco for $35 per pound.
In January 2023 Wild Cooked Golden King Crab Sections cost $32.99 per pound.