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[FRESH STEAMED] (1) Dozen Female Hard Shell Blue Crabs


  • Due to steaming and shipping process we can not enure exact spicing requests. 
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  • Overnight 1 Day Shipping Orders-2-5 Day Orders Will Ship With Dry Ice and May Partially Or Entirely Freeze Product. 
  • Wild Caught 

See an Oyster? Know the Blue Crab is Close By!

Chesapeake Bay environmentalist express thanks to farmers and industries who have followed water “run off” guidelines. The bay estuary continues to thrive. Each year dead zones caused by pollution and farmer pesticides and fertilizers, becomes less prevalent. A dead zone steals the necessary oxygen from the waters. Basically, all vegetation and fish life is strangled or suffocated. Contrary, a thriving, healthy water nourishes all living water creatures. Underwater grass, fish, clams, and oysters teem in a fresh, or should I say, brackish environment. Just to keep it simple, brackish water is 25% salt and the rest fresh. Brackish waters or estuaries keep the crab salty-sweet, a perfect mix! The closer the bay reaches to this proportion, the better the crab season. If you’re wondering if the bay’s healthy. Check for oyster reefs.  The larger the oyster population, the more oxygenated the waters. You can guarantee the blue crabs rule the bay in this environment!

Real Time Customer Contact. Spice those crabs!

Customer ~ “Can you add extra Old Bay to my order?”

Maryland Blue Crab Express ~ “Sure. We use JO Spice #2 though, a Chesapeake Bay crab house favorite.”

Customer ~ “What’s JO Spice?”

Maryland Blue Crab Express ~ “JO Spice originated back in 1945 on Tangier Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The spice quickly became the “go-to” for steamed crabs.  The larger salt pieces stick to the crabs through the steaming process, while Old Bay simply washes off.”

Customer ~ “Can you tell me a few of the ingredients?”

Maryland Blue Crab Express ~ “Well, the salty-sweet crab meat mixes perfectly with JO’s peppery pop!  Salt, paprika, black peeper and ginger and other Bay spices make up the seasoning.  In fact, it’s perfect for a gluten free diet!

Customer ~ “Go ahead and put extra-spice on my crabs!”

Maryland Blue Crab Express ~ “You got it!  The Best Maryland Blue Crabs and the crab house choice spice.  So perfect together! Keep the Old Bay for crab cakes!”

Crab Picking Tutorial

Step 1: Place your crab belly up and grab the apron’s end with a crab knife or your finger and snap forward. Step 2: Turn the crab over and place your finger in the hole created by removing the center apron. Pry off the top shell. Step 3: Take your crab knife and scrape off the feathery lungs from the interior shell. Try to leave the yellow mustard since it flavors the meat with a profound sweetness. Step 4: Crack your crab in equal halves and pick jumbo meat from the back-swimming leg area and lump meat from the crab body.  Step 5: Take your hammer or cracker and carefully smack the claw to savor the darker meat.  Step 6: Finally, take each leg and break them in half and suck the claw meat from each.

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