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Maryland Blue Crabs Steamed

 

Join the Chesapeake Bay Crab Eating Frenzy!  A Maryland Blue Crab receives the accolade “Beautiful Swimmer that is savory.” Enthusiasts rave over the olive, bluish-green crustacean with delicately white salty-sweet meat.  Crabbers set their pots strategically in Bay estuaries to capture crabs measuring upwards to 9-plus inches point to point.  Small fish, clams, snails, eelgrass, and sea lettuce nourish Blue Crabs for quite a tasty catch. A catch includes both male and female crabs.  Both receive exact, traditional grading from smalls (5”-5.5”), mediums (5.5”-6.0”), large (6”-6.5”), extra-large (6.5”-7”), and supers (7” plus).

Many enthusiasts enjoy the differences between Male and Female Crabs.  The Male sports a unique inverted t-shaped abdomen while the female exhibits a rounded bell-shaped one along with striking bright red nail polished claws.  Preference arises in the consistently flaky male crab meat compared to the female’s dense quality.  We here at Maryland Blue Crab Express proudly present all sizes and both male and female in dozen, ½ bushel or bushel quantities. Our crew seasons the crabs with JO spice #2 to customer requests: none, light, regular and extra spice. Follow us on Facebook for blogs and recipes for the Blue Crab!

Special Note for Crab Enthusiasts:  When selecting your shipping method, two distinct packing materials keep your crabs ready to eat: gel packs and dry ice.  Overnight transit utilizes gel, while longer travel requires ice packs.  If the crabs freeze due to the ice packs, simply allow the crabs to slowly thaw within the refrigerator to maintain ideal texture and taste. Also, please keep in mind the following chart for serving amounts.  Get your hammers swinging, legs crack'n and meat dipp'n!

1 Dozen Feeds Approximately 1-2 People. 

1/2 Bushels Feed Approximately 5 people. 

Bushels Feed Approximately 10 people. 

 

 

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