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Crack a Crab Deals, Bushels! (July 2020)

Fresh Bushels.

Hefty Bushel Catch!

Hoist a heavy supply of blue crabs on the picnic table!  Our crew makes this feast easy.  Early in the morning we traverse the Bay waters from pot to pot in search of a heavy crab catch.  Our watermen size the crabs into bushel amounts and then rush them to our crab house. Keeping true to the Chesapeake Bay tradition, we spice the crabs in JO Spice #2 and steam them to exact times for a delicious, tender, and salty-sweet meat.  All you have to do is choose which bushel you want!  

Choose the perfect bushel for your steamed blue crab feast!

First, count the hungry eaters and ask them how many crabs they’ll scarf down.  Let them know what sized crab you’re considering. (We’ll get you familiar with the sizes in a bit.) Secondly, design your menu to include some sides to accompany the feast.  The more sides, naturally, the less crabs per person.

Maryland Blue Crab Express fills custom crab coolers for your home delivery in the following quantities. We use the official Chesapeake Bay Grading Scale to size your meaty crabs. (Beware of our competitors who don’t use the official scale.  For instance, they call “Large” crabs “Premiums,” and measure them from 5 ½” – 6 ¼” point-to-point. The official scale mandates a “Large” size from 6”-6 ½”.  We follow that exact scale.)

Steamed Bay Crabs 5”-6” This crowd pleaser contains a mix of small (5”-5 ½”) & medium (5 ½”-6”). Bay Crabs boast loads of crab meat perfect for hot butter dipping. Consider serving potato salad and corn-on-the-cob with this favorite. (7-8 dozen) *

Steamed Jimmy Crabs 5 ½”-6 ½” Yes, Jimmy names a male crab, but we use it to name our signature family friendly variety of medium (5 ½”-6”) and large (6”-6 ½”)crabs. Mounds of jumbo, lump, and claw meat pick from this selection.  Serve a side or set aside about a dozen crabs for a healthy appetite. (6 dozen) *

Steamed JUMBO Crabs 6”-7” Many die-hards or crab eating experts choose this huge crab size since it bushels large (6”-6 ½”) and x-large (6 ½”-7”) crabs. All you need with this selection is a cold one to wash down the delicious salty-sweet meat.  With bountiful mounds of jumbo, you’ll savor each morsel and appreciate your handy butter warmer.  With a quick dunk in hot butter, this meat instantly warms to perfection! (5 dozen) *

Steamed Female Crabs 5”-7” Female crab fans claim the meat is sweeter and they enjoy the potential in finding “roe” or crab eggs.  A bushel with small, medium, large, and extra-large supplies a crab for everyone! With such a variety of sizes, you want to offer sides for those choosing the smaller females.  Consider cucumber salad or shrimp and pasta to complement the freshly steamed females! (5-6 dozen) *

*approximates.

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