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[LIVE] Bushel Maryland Hard Shell Blue Crabs - (4) Mallets- (1 lb) Crab Spice


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  • LIVE-Blue Crab Trading will not refund any money on dead loss on live orders. Dead loss is expected and can be avoided by ordering your crabs steamed. You can expect to loss between 15% and your entire order to dead loss.  (+$10.00)
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Don’t get picky about crab picking!

7 Steps to Successful Crab Picking

Try these steps. 1) Gather your artillery: your hands (should be easy), workspace (picnic table with crab paper), comfy clothes (possibly a smock or bib), wooden mallet, silver claw cracker and seafood fork or trusty crab knife. 2) Quickly grab the fattest crab from the pile before your cousin chooses it and place the crab belly-up. 3) Pull the apron and snap it up in order to place your fingers in the groove to pry off the top shell (Don’t worry; nature grew these crabs for this reason and he’s already cooked, so enjoy!). 4) Remove the gills & guts. Crack the crab in two halves. (Watch the experienced eaters for guidance, but always look sure of yourself. Never let them see you sweat, unless its 90° outside.) 5) Press lightly on the back legs and pull the sweet backfin meat from the body. Find your spicy remoulade or hot butter that complements spicy with the salty-sweet meat. 6) Grab each leg and pick with the seafood fork the tasty morsels. Prepare yourself for the claws with the heavy artillery, the silver claw cracker. Carefully crack the claw, but don’t mutilate it. (Once again, peek at the experts’ strategy.) Twist the claw and strategically pull out the meat and showcase the piece and dunk it swiftly into your chosen sauce. 7) Leave no meat unturned since the experts will find this oversight a major faux pas!

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This Blue Crab Trading Company Exclusive Full Bushel is sold in 3 sizes and will feed about ten diners.


Jumbo Crabs which consist of LargeExtra-Large and Legend Crabs from 6 to 7+ inches.

    - Approximately 5 to 6 dozen per full bushel.


Jimmy Crabs which consist of Medium and Large  Crabs from 5 1/2 to 6 inches.

    - Approximately  to 7 dozen per full bushel.


Bay Crabs which consist of Small and Medium Crabs from to  inches.

    - Approximately 7 to 8 dozen per full bushel.


*Female/Sook Crabs which consist of Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large Crabs from 5-7 inches.

-Approximately 6-8 dozen per full bushel.