Quebec's snow crab season for 2023 is officially open! The cages are in the water starting Monday March 27th and we expect the first arrivals of crab in the coming days.
During the snow crab season of Quebec, you will find at La Mer live snow crab and freshly cooked snow crab legs.
We have been working with the best crab fishermen and processors for over 30 years to bring the biggest and best quality Snow Crab available to Montreal. With several arrivals per week, we guarantee the freshness of our snow crab. It is even available to purchase live! Reserve your crab in advance online to be sure you get yours!
Quebec snow crab
Snow crab available online and in stores is live or fresh snow crab cooked during the Quebec Snow Crab season, in the spring of each year for a short period. We have been working for more than 30 years with the best fishermen and processors in Quebec, mainly in Rimouski and Sept-Îles. The size of the crab offered is the largest available: the extra large 3L crab, 10 to 12 ounces per section, or 2L large, 8 to 10 ounces per section.
Certified Sustainable Snow Crab
Quebec snow crab is now MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified as a sustainable fishery product. This certification attests that there is no overfishing, that the product is of superior quality and that fishermen comply with the strictest rules in terms of sustainable fishing.
How to Cook Live Snow Crab
Have you bought a live snow crab and are wondering what to do with it?
If you prefer to cook the crab yourself, for cooking:
- Prepare 4 liters (16 cups) of water and 60 ml (1/4 cup) of coarse salt for cooking. Bring the water to a boil, place the crab in it. Cook for 6 minutes.
Follow our expert advice on the following links to learn all about crab, its origins, preparation and cooking methods, and sublime recipes from our partner chefs!
Good quality crab is best enjoyed simply cooked and peeled, with a sauce, and in recipes such as classic crab cakes or crab salad.