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(1) Dozen Male Maryland Hard shell Blue Crabs Fresh Steamed- (1) Mallet


  • Steamed 
  • 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.  
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Steamed Crab Dozens line up a salty-sweet dinner for two, but what gives the crab a sweet taste?

Watermen give three reasons for the unbelievable sweet taste in a cooked Blue Crab.  One, the waters and habitat cause a sweetness, especially when the estuary has less salt.  Many believe Chesapeake Bay crabs taste sweeter than other waters.  Two, if the crab has recently molted verses a need to molt, the meat tastes sweeter from a newness of the crab’s growth.  Three, a crab house’s process in steaming a crab and either washing the crab too intensely causing the fat to wash away or not washing enough leaving a salty taste in the crab. Yes, a happy medium gives the crab a perfect “sweet” taste. Keep in mind, more fat complements the meat for a sweet taste too.  Add JO spiced #2 and you’ll have a perfect match of salty-sweet and spicy hot!

We grade with the Traditional Chesapeake Bay Grading Scale!

Supers: 7+ inches

X-Large:  6 ½ -7 inches

Large:  6-6 ½ inches

Mediums:  5 ½ -6 inches

Small:  5-5 ½ inches

 

 

 

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