Seafood Samplers: Perfect for the Holiday Season!

Our customers love sending Seafood Samplers as holiday gifts! We frequently get warm, fuzzy messages from very happy gift recipients about their sampler experience. Each sampler is carefully crafted, containing our most popular goodies, and curated specifically for the seafood lover. 


Maryland Seafood Sampler

Do you have friends or family members that have moved out of state and can’t get their hands on authentic Maryland seafood? Then this is the perfect sampler for your homesick, Maryland seafood deprived folks. The Maryland Seafood Sampler contains oodles of Chesapeake Bay goodies… 6 large whole crabs, 2 of our award winning jumbo lump crab cakes, 1lb of our extra large spiced shrimp, and 32oz of our creamy crabmeat bisque. That’s enough to make my tummy grumble, and talk about *wow* factor! 

If your gift recipient needs a little culinary inspiration for ways to use their Maryland Seafood Sampler, we’ve got them covered! If they’re new to cleaning and eating whole crabs, we have this handy How-to Guide. Would your friend or family member like to experiment with different styles of crab cakes? Then they must check out this Creative Crab Cake article! Think they would be interested in having a day-long shrimp feast? Direct them to this article on Making the Most out of your Seafood: Shrimp edition. 


Maryland Crab Cake Sampler 

Many retailers will tell you that they sell “Maryland Crab Cakes” when in truth these are really “Maryland-Style Crab Cakes”. In 2015, a study revealed that 38% of the crab cakes sold as locally sourced blue crab were mislabeled. Only a small number of restaurants in Maryland reliably make their crab cakes from local crab meat and the state does not require restaurants to identify the specific source of the meat. Cameron’s Seafood is proud to be a True Blue certified partner which means that we only use 100% authentic Maryland Blue Crab meat. If you have a crab cake fan on your gift list, then this is the sampler for them! Each box contains 2x 4oz crab cakes (these are perfect for sandwiches), 2x 8oz crab cakes (I love these larger cakes for dinner), and 32oz of crabmeat bisque. 

We have oodles of recipes for the crab cake aficionado; Southwest Crab Cake Sliders ,Crab Cake Carbonara, Crab Cake Breakfast Biscuits, and Mini Crab Cakes. 


Maryland Crab Soup Sampler 

Looking to send someone the gift of delicious, warm, cozy soup? (I have a friend who is *always* cold, she gets this sampler every year, lol). This sampler contains 3 of our best selling soups; crabmeat bisque, crab gumbo, and lobster bisque. The Maryland Crabmeat Bisque is a rich and creamy combination of jumbo lump crab meat, heavy cream, white wine, veggies, herbs, and savory spices. The Crab Gumbo is perfectly Nola with large chunks of jumbo lump crab, green peppers, onions, red peppers, diced tomatoes, herbs, and spices. The Lobster Bisque, a personal favorite, contains large pieces of chopped Maine lobster meat, heavy cream, white wine, tomatoes, veggies, and savory herbs- delicious. 

In the very unlikely situation where your Soup Sampler gift recipient finds themselves with leftover soup, we have them covered. Oodles of casserole, pasta dishes, and main dish sauces can be made with our satisfying soups. 


Everyone Loves the Gift of Seafood 

Show off your excellent gift-giving skills by sending your friends and family a Seafood Sampler this year! There is something for everyone in these fully-loaded boxes.  

Cameron’s Seafood offers gift cards as well! These are my go-to holiday gifts for the holiday party’s host/hostess, the boss, the mailman, my neighbors, the kiddo’s teacher…you name it. These E-Gift Cards are available from $20.00 to $250.00 and redeemable for any tasty seafood purchase made online. 

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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