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[STEAMED] 1/2 Bushel Male Maryland Hard Shell Blue Crabs

CODE: Steam


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

That's Right! These are the Best Maryland Blue Crabs

Blue Crabs give cheer all year!

Motoring through the Chesapeake Bay tidal water region, and other USA estuaries, our crew chart water currents and crab movement for the best blue crabs. Right after pulling lively crabs from the bay, we begin sizing them into four major categories.  Bay (small 5”-5.5” & medium 5.5”-6”), Jimmy (medium 5.5”-6” & large 6”-6.5”), and Jumbo (large 6”-6.5” & extra-large 6.5”-7”). We also bushel Females from 5”-7”.  Our crew today organized half bushels for a prefect amount for your feast.  Look into the baskets.  Don’t be scared!  This a virtual tour! 

Some Say Boil, Others Demand Steamed!

Marylanders cry blasphemy when some Southerners want to boil their live crabs. The arguments solidly sound from both sides. “Steamers” claim the meat keeps a tender quality and doesn’t transform into mushiness with a Maryland steam. “Boilers” respond that the Old Bay Spices don’t mix evenly with a steaming. In fact, they point out, the spice doesn’t even seep into the crab. All the juices and flavors enter the meat cavities with a boil. Two strong arguments. There’s only one choice. Try both and decide for yourself. Just for kicks, here’s a hearty crab boil recipe.

Get your ingredients all lined up!

  • 3 quarts spring water
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. heart of palm
  • 10 oz. andouille sausage
  • 1 ½ cup red onion
  • 1 lb. small red potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. crab boil spice
  • 3 tbsp. Old Bay
  • 1 tbsp. grounded black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 diced Anaheim pepper
  • 3 ears sweet corn.
  • 2 dozen live large blue crabs

Let the fun begin!

Get the heartiness ready. Pour the oil into a stock pot and evenly coat the bottom. Introduce the heart of palm, sausage, and onion. Sauté into a golden brown. Continually stir.

Get Spicy. Add water, potatoes, crab boil spice, Old Bay, pepper, and bay leaves.

Live up to the name! Bring contents to a boil and then add the corn and keep the boiling rumbling for another ten minutes.

Time for the headliner. Carefully, as not to get pierced by a claw, position the crabs in the boil. Reduce the heat and let them cook for 15 minutes.

Showtime. Strain the pot through a colander and dump the crabs, sausage, corn, and potatoes on crab paper. Yes, dump the deliciousness for all to enjoy. Begin the feast!