from the untouched barents
HOT & COLD
The ships are traveling to a destination where they have licensed fishing. Here the rays are laid out at a depth of 500-600 meters, and the boat continues around its quota area and puts out 50 links. Each link consists of 200 dice.
The favorite food for snow crab is Akkar and Cod, so we use this in the clean cut filet for bait. In total, each row lies for 5-7 days on the sea floor to ensure a good efficient catch. As the dice are raised, each crab undergoes examinations to ensure that our requirements are in place before continuing with the process.
Crabs that are female or do not meet our quality requirements are placed safely back in the sea, to ensure good reproduction for later.
When the crabs meet the quality requirements, it ends up in the boat's factory, where it is slaughtered humanely before it goes through the cooking process. The crabs are then transfered into industrial boilers and brought to a full boil for as long as 21 minutes before they are sent onto the the freezer.
The process of boiling is crucial to rid the crab of bacterias and prevent it from decaying - this is not uncommon for boats that stay out of shore for longer periods without the ability to complete this process onboard. Contributing to the high quality standards we set for our snow crab.
After cooking, it is important to cool quickly. The crabs will then undergo a shock-freezing process of -273 degrees, this is done with nitrogen to make the meat in the crab more tender and jucier, also making it easier to loosen from the shell.
After the crabs has undergone an hour cooling process, they quickly glaze in ice water at about 2 degrees. This is again a step to prevent any decaying and giving the crab the best possible preservartion period.
The product has now undergone quality assurance and preparation. From here, the crabs are sorted into 10kg boxes, and stored in the freezer compartment aboard the boat. This process is repeated until all the rods have been pulled up before the boat returns to port.
When the boat arrives at the port, the boxes are placed on pallets, and are now ready for their journey to freezer warehouse, or direct customer.
We deliver with the desired transport method, whether it is car, boat or airplane that is right for you.