Incorporating Maryland Crab Meat in your Easter Dishes

Blue crab season kicks off in early April, making this time of year the ideal time to indulge in blue crab meat.

Blue crab meat is a fabulous protein option for festive feasting, Easter especially. The versatility of this savory-sweet, buttery ingredient works well with all Easter menus; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

In this article we’ll map out our favorite ways to incorporate Maryland blue crab meat into your Easter day dishes.


What’s the difference between Jumbo Lump & Lump Blue Crab Meat?

One of the most coveted bits of the blue crab is the jumbo lump meat. Jumbo lump crab meat comes from the large muscles connected to the fin-like swimming legs, an area most crab aficionados call ‘the body’. It is the largest, succulent, delicate, and most desired part of the crab. Lump crab meat is composed of smaller pieces of jumbo lump as well as smaller pieces of meat from the body. Like jumbo lump, lump crab meat is absolutely delicious, tender, delicate, sweet, and buttery.


Our Favorite Easter First Course & Appetizer Recipes

Cold Crab Dip Crudités This casual veggies and dip recipe is a great appetizer option for celebrating Easter with a group. Lump crab meat is used in crafting the dip, a creamy combination of Spring flavors perfect for dipping and dunking vegetables.



Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab This bite-sized recipe is an easy and satisfying appetizer to serve your friends and family this Easter. Meaty mushrooms are stuffed with a creamy-cheesy lump crab filling and baked until tender.


Spring Minestrone Soup This Spring Minestrone Crab Meat soup highlights the best of the best of spring…leafy greens, snappy peas and thin stalks of crisp asparagus…not to mention jumbo lump Maryland crab meat from the first crabs harvested this year!



Panzanella Crab Salad This bright and vibrant salad is chock full of lump crab meat and fresh veggies, all topped and drizzled with a zesty vinaigrette. A perfect starter or lighter-fare accompaniment for your Easter brunch or dinner.


Our Favorite Easter Side Dishes Recipes

Jumbo Lump Crab Macaroni & Cheese This rich and creamy macaroni & cheese recipe is the ideal accompaniment for your Easter mains. Be it ham or lamb, this side dish is versatile, delicious, and always a crowd pleaser.



Maryland Crab Stuffing This seafood stuffing recipe takes the traditional cornbread style stuffing and adds sweet lump crab meat lightly flavored with Maryland style seafood seasoning. A homestyle dish that pairs well with poultry and pork.


Crab Dip Mashed Potatoes Cameron’s jumbo lump Maryland crab meat laced mashed potatoes, what could be better? This creamy, cheesy, crabby and unique mashed potatoes recipe will be the star of your holiday dinner table.


Our Favorite Easter Breakfast & Brunch Recipes


Crabby Cream Cheese Thinking of serving a big bagel spread this Easter? Add this recipe to the mix for a substantial and scrumptious schmear, perfect for breakfast or brunch.



Blue Crab Cocktail We’ve all heard of the shrimp cocktail… but… Maryland has it’s own take on the popular recipe, the Blue Crab Cocktail. A great dish to serve for Easter brunch, great for a group!


Crab Avocado Toasts A simple and delicious recipe to craft-up for Easter breakfasts and brunches. We elevate the classic with the addition of jumbo lump crab meat, which pairs so well with rich and creamy avocado.


The Real Crabby Deal

We mean business when it comes to our crabs. Only the best Chesapeake Bay blue crabs will do for our crab meat, crab cakes, and whole crabs. All of our blue crab products are carefully packed the same day your order ships. Delivered right to your door, fast, so you can spend less time shopping and more time with your loved ones this Easter. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that.

Do you have a tasty blue crab Easter recipe? Share your delicious creations on any of our social pages, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter be sure to tag us @cameronsseafoodonline.


About the author

Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron’s Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.

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