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[STEAMED- FRESH] (1) Dozen Male Maryland Hard shell Blue 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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Which crab do you desire?  A Female (Sook) or Male (Jimmy)

Those who prefer female blue crabs take pride in savoring a “sweeter” meat.  “Females just taste sweeter with a chance for delicious roe,” they consistently say.  Let’s make a FACT Check!

  • Chefs describe the jumbo/lump/claw meat as denser than the male meat.
  • Female crabs physically look different.  They have red-tipped claws like nail polish.  Their bottom apron has a bell-shape like the Washington Capitol and supports the roe that grows approximately 4 times during a female’s lifespan.
  • Crabbers strictly follow a calendar that designates dates and amounts allowed for female harvesting.
  • Since crab feasts call for an overwhelming demand for male crabs, chefs typically use female crab meat for crab cakes, dips, and other recipes.

If you’re searching for HUGE crabs you should choose the male crab with loads of jumbo & lump meat.  Even the claws weigh down with chunks of darker meat. Crab fanatics chant, “JUMBO males truly feed the crowd!”  Time to FACT Check the jimmies.

  • Male crabs grow larger than females. Females stop at maturity, while males keep growing to maximum measurements (7” +).  Females can grow this large, but it’s rare.
  • Males live up to the blue crab name with brilliant blue claws and their bottom apron is in the shape of the Washington Monument.  The claws grower larger also, demonstrating a pumped “bicep” appearance.
  • Jumbo, lump, and claw meat still has a salty-sweet taste, but the meat boasts a flakier texture.
  • When ordering crabs, they’ll give you males, unless you ask for females.

The choice is yours!  Savor the “Beautiful Swimmer,” both male and female and you decide.  Join the ranks of a true crab connoisseur!

See our tremendous catches here.

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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