Descriptions, sources, and eco-factors for the West's tastiest sustainable seafoods
Dungeness 101: Here's how to cook and clean crab
Taste The iconic Western crab, packed with snow-white, sweet, juicy meat.
Source Pacific Ocean, California to Alaska. Note that King, Snow, and Tanner varieties from Alaska are highly recommended alternatives.
Eco factor Fisheries in California, Oregon, and Washington are well managed. Only males are harvested; females are left to reproduce.
How to choose and prepare Buy live or cooked crab that smell mildly salty, like the sea. If they're alive, their bodies should be firm and tight, not droopy.