MARYLAND BLUE CRABS

Nothing says summer in Maryland like tearing through a bushel of delicious Maryland Blue Crabs encrusted in crab seasoning surrounded by your friends and family.

MARYLAND

BLUE CRABS

Nothing says summer in Maryland like tearing through a bushel of delicious Maryland Blue Crabs encrusted in crab seasoning surrounded by your friends and family.

WHAT ARE CRAB
PRICES TODAY?

Crab prices are set every morning for the retail stores and online store. The online store prices do not reflect the retail store’s prices. The best way to find out about your location’s prices and specials is to visit their Facebook page or contact them directly

WHAT ARE CRAB
PRICES TODAY?

Crab prices are set every morning for the retail stores and online store. The online store prices do not reflect the retail store’s prices. The best way to find out about your location’s prices and specials is to visit their Facebook page or contact them directly

CRAB SIZES

The #1 Male crab, also known as a “Jimmy”, are typically the most sought after crabs. They are easily identified by their blue claws and  inverted t-shaped apron which resembles the Washington Monument. #1 Males tend to have flakier meat.

The #2 Male crab, are smaller Jimmys. They are typically caught right after shedding their old shell and have not quite filled out their new bigger shell.

Jumbo crabs are simply very large Jimmys. These crabs are a rarity and therefore are not always available.

The Females, also known as “Sook” can  be identified  by the orange color on the tips of the claws or their dome shaped apron. The Sooks are typically sought after for the sweet taste and the egg roe that sometimes is present inside the crab.  Sooks tend to have denser meat.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL
ABOUT MARYLAND
BLUE CRABS?

Blue crab is really unlike any other crab in the world, thanks to the growing conditions, and the type of estuary we have here in Maryland. From a scientific perspective, the need for hibernation is the main reason Maryland crabs taste better than other types of crab — and also tastes better than blue crabs from other waters. Just like other creatures that hibernate, crabs need to build up fat stores to sustain them through the dormant period. This gives the crabs a buttery flavor that you won’t find anywhere else.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT MARYLAND BLUE CRABS?

Blue crab is really unlike any other crab in the world, thanks to the growing conditions, and the type of estuary we have here in Maryland. From a scientific perspective, the need for hibernation is the main reason Maryland crabs taste better than other types of crab — and also tastes better than blue crabs from other waters. Just like other creatures that hibernate, crabs need to build up fat stores to sustain them through the dormant period. This gives the crabs a buttery flavor that you won’t find anywhere else.

HOW TO EAT MARYLAND BLUE CRABS LIKE A PRO

Twist off the legs and claws off the body. Discard the legs and put the claws aside for now.

Pull off the apron (the flap located on the abdomen).

Turn the crab over and pull upward on the shell from the back of the crab peeling it forward.

Grab each side firmly and bend in the middle, breaking in half. Take each half and break those in half too.

Pick the meat from each half. (Pro tip: slide the extracted meat across the top shell to pick up some delicious seasoning)

Crack the claws with a mallet and extract the meat.

Chef Austin Preparing Fresh Blue Crabs

Chef Austin Preparing Fresh Blue Crabs from Cameron's Seafood Market. Shop Our Selection of Great Seafood Tools http://evkitch.com/2z2bUjz

Posted by Everything Kitchens on Friday, October 6, 2017

HOW TO EAT MARYLAND BLUE CRABS LIKE A PRO

Twist off the legs and claws off the body (put the claws aside for now).

Pull off the apron (the flap located on the abdomen).

Turn the crab over and pull upward on the shell from the back of the crab peeling it forward.

Grab each side firmly and bend in the middle, breaking in half.

Pick the meat from each half. (Pro tip: slide the extracted meat across the top shell to pick up some delicious seasoning)

Crack the claws with a mallet and extract the meat.

Chef Austin Preparing Fresh Blue Crabs

Chef Austin Preparing Fresh Blue Crabs from Cameron's Seafood Market. Shop Our Selection of Great Seafood Tools http://evkitch.com/2z2bUjz

Posted by Everything Kitchens on Friday, October 6, 2017

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