This is the name of a fake crab meat
product manufactured by Trident Seafoods Corporation
. It is the most commonly used Surimi
product on the market. Most of the "seafood salad" you will encounter at buffet restaurants
or at relatives' parties will be made of the stuff. The prime ingredient of Sea Legs is Pollock
, a fish
that is often served as iteslf. It is, however, considerably cheaper than real Alaskan King Crab
From Trident's website, we find the following information about Sea LegsTM
IMITATION CRAB (POLLOCK, WATER, EGG WHITES, CORN STARCH, WHEAT STARCH, MIRIN (RICE WINE), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, POTATO STARCH, SALT, SUGAR, SORBITOL, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SOYBEAN OIL, SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE, PAPRIKA, COLOR ADDED), SMOKED SALMON (SALMON, SALT, SPICE, NATURAL ALDER SMOKE, SODIUM NITRITE), SHRIMP (SHRIMP, SALT).
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency
has this to say:
Kamaboko products (processed fish which is manufactured to imitate other seafood such as crab, shrimp, etc.) must be correctly labelled as such. For example, a kamaboko product that resembles crab legs cannot be labelled "Crab Legs." The common name of these products must be adequately descriptive ("Imitation Crab Legs", "Crab-Flavoured Pollock," etc.); a trade name such as "Sea Legs" is not sufficient.