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[STEAMED] Maryland Hard Shell Blue Crabs

What months have the fattest, tastiest blue crabs? 

During the summer months thousands of hungry crabs swam to underwater grass coverage in the Bay estuaries.  They found healthier waters filled with plankton, snails, oysters, fish and a smorgasbord of meat-building favorites.  Since the crab crowd hit record numbers this year, our watermen rejoice tremendous catches.  Captain Jim agreed.  “This year hit record crab populations, the best since 2012.  Bay crabs have reached harvesting sizes and lay wait for our boats.”  Your crab feast will bring “Fat Crab Season” with cheer.  Crab feasters know that September to mid-November marks the months that crabs hit the scale aching with tasty meat.  Salty-sweet, delicate white meat crowns the Bay crabs as a number one Bay favorite.  Our fans may have moved from the Chesapeake Bay region, but our crab houses have your back.  We freshly catch, professionally size, meticulously steam and carefully ship your delicacy all over the USA!  Let “Fat Crab Season” begin! Follow our blog for more crab facts!

Know your sizes.

Bay Crabs measure 5”-6” and fill the bushel at about 7 dozen.  Even though all our crabs swim in the Bay, estuaries, inlets and rivers, this name characterizes our smallest crab best for a side with other cookout favorites or as an appetizer.

Jimmies stretch 5 ½” -6 ½” from point-to-point and fill a bushel with about 6 dozen crabs.  Watermen call all male crab Jimmies, but we use that name to designate our family friendly size.  Serve with corn on the cob and potato salad. This size serves as an entrée.

Jumbo Crabs cause crowds to cheer with measurements from 6”-7” plus and fill a bushel with 5 dozen heavy crabs.  Boasting the most meat from claw, lump and jumbo meat, this size offers a filling entrée.  Don’t forget, this size contains the monster crabs known as the behemoth size above 7”.  Some crab enthusiasts find 2-3 crabs perfect per guest with all this meat.

Female Crab Bushels combine all sizes from 5”-7” plus and fill your personal bushel to 5-6 dozen.  To keep your ordering easy, a bushel entertains about 10 people.

 

 

 

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