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

  • Any Blue Crab order over 1 day in transit will be shipped using dry ice. This may cause the crabs to freeze they can be thawed under refrigeration.  
  • It is impossible to get every order spiced to exact customer request due to steaming and shipping process.- No money will be refunded 
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Now that's a tasty Blue Crab!

Blue Crabs swim on the East Coast, while the Dungeness Crab burrows in West Coast waters.  Maryland Blue Crabs from the Chesapeake taste extra sweet; however, with the perfect mix of salt and fresh water, better known as brackish.  Huge crabs grow from a diet of eel grass, oysters, snails, clams and fish.  With all these fat crabs, you know that the meat is delicious, but where can you find the best meat on the Blue Crab?  First, keep in mind that the average crab weighs about 1/3 pound and produces about a 2 ¼ ounces of meat according to the crab gurus.  So, you need to map out the crab to find the three major kinds of crab meat.  Most of the meat resides in the cartilage-lined channels on both sides of the crab. Snap the crab in half and you can find the two of the three categories.  Second, find the jumbo and lump meat (the two categories).  The jumbo meat pulls from the back of larger crabs, especially the large crabs (6”-up).  You’ll love the large, pristine, pure succulent pieces found in the back-swimming leg muscles.  Lump chunks fall from the crab’s body with similar meat to jumbo, but in smaller pieces.  Third, take the claws (third category) and tap with a hammer and crack with a cracker.  Dark pink meat will pull from the claws with a more robust flavor.  We know crab feasting takes work, but once you get a strategy, you can enjoy tasting the different meat found in “The Beautiful Swimmer that is savory.

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All overnight orders crabs will be shipped fresh with gel packs. 2-Day or more orders crabs will be shipped fresh with gel packs and some dry ice to keep them cool. The dry ice may cause the crabs to partially freeze. Thaw them in the refrigerator and serve. If you do not want any dry ice used in your order, please choose overnight delivery. Please note, If crabs freeze due to dry ice being used, no refunds or reshipments of the product will occur.

Ordercrabs.com. is the ONLY company that offers 1/2 Bushels and Bushels with crabs over 6.5 inches. We pride ourselves on having the crabs that we call "Legends". The crabs come

straight from our own crabbing boats and delivered directly to you. 

The crabs come straight from our own crabbing boats and delivered directly to you. 

 Chesapeake Crab Connection 1/2 Bushels sell in 3 sizes.

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

    - Approximately 3 1/2 to 4 dozen per half-bushel.

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

    - Approximately 3 to dozen per half-bushel.

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

    - Approximately 2 1/2  dozen per half-bushel.

Female Crabs  consist of Small, Medium, LargeExtra-Larges from 5 to 7+ inches.

    - Approximately 3- 4  dozen per half-bushel.

*1/2 bushels feeds about people.





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