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Buying & Preparing Blue Crabs


 

Buying Blue Crabs

 

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Tips for Buying Hard Shell Crabs
Learn the lingo and what to look for when buying live hard shell crabs.

 

Tips for Buying Soft Shell Crabs
Everything you need to know about purchasing soft shell crabs.

 

Recipes

 

Maryland-Style Steamed Blue Crabs
Steamed live in a beer/vinegar/water solution and liberally coated with Old Bay seasoning,
Maryland-style crabs are a Chesapeake Bay tradition.

 

Maryland-Style Fried Soft Crabs

 

Maryland-Style (Old Bay) Seafood Seasonings
Make your own seafood seasoning mix using these recipes.

 

Maryland-Style She-Crab Soup

 

New Jersey-Style
Olive Oil & Garlic Crabs

 

Barbecue Crabs (BBQ Crabs)
Learn how Sartin's Seafood has turned "barbecue" crabs into a local delicacy.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Cooking Related Questions
How to prevent the claws from falling off. How to store and transport live crabs. Why are some crabs hollow and watery?
What is the "mustard" and is it safe to eat? Why does the shell turn red when cooked?

 

How to Clean a Hard Crab
Step-by-step instructions for cleaning a cooked hard crab.

 

How to Clean (dress) a Soft Crab
Step-by-step instructions for dressing a soft crab.

 

Nutritional Information

 


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