Baltimore

Maryland Crab Soup

Ingredients: group #1 4 cups crab stock 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, sliced into coins 9 oz fresh or frozen lima beans 1 large russet potato, diced 3 tablespoons Old Bay 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes group #2 1 cup sliced cabbage […]

Old Bay Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients: 5 green (unripe) tomatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices 2 cups buttermilk 1 cup instant flour (like Wondra) 1 cup cornmeal 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay 2 eggs hot sauce canola oil (for frying) Directions: Soak the tomato slices in the buttermilk for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat about a 1/2 […]

Slow Cooked Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 28 oz sauerkraut 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh sage 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon charnushka (aka black caraway or kalonji) 1 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar 1 small onion, thinly sliced Directions: Place […]

Pan-fried Soft Crabs

Ingredients: 4 soft crabs, cleaned 2 cups milk 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon Old Bay 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper salt Directions: Whisk together the milk and Old Bay in a medium bowl. Soak the crabs in the milk for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, salt and […]

How to: Clean Soft Shell Crabs

Start with a live soft shell blue crab. They are in season now so if you live in an area where they are available, they should be fairly easy to find alive. Buy them on the day you plan on eating them and keep them refrigerated until you are ready […]

Steamburgers

tershire sauce 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 teaspoon paprika salt pepper to serve: mustard minced onion soft rolls Directions: Heat oil in a large, shallow skillet. Saute the onion and shallot until just beginning to soften. Add the beef until the fat starts to render, breaking the meat into small […]

Rachel’s Ultimate Crab Dip

Ingredients: 16 oz blue crab claw meat 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 cup sour cream 3/4 cup sharp cheddar 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 1 […]

Thanksgiving Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 28 oz sauerkraut 1 thick cut boneless pork chop (about 1/4 lb) 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 large shallot, diced Directions: Place the sauerkraut, shallot, horseradish, sugar, […]

Rachel’s Homestyle Baltimore Crab Cakes

Ingredients: 1 shallot, minced 16 oz backfin blue crab meat 16 oz lump blue crab meat 2 eggs, beaten 2 slices white sandwich bread, torn into small bits 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the crab […]

How to Eat Steamed Blue Crabs

You need: newspaper crabs crab mallet paper towels Quick notes: Crabs are sold by size: small, medium, large, jumbo and occasionally colossal. They can be very expensive (especially if you buy them already steamed) and the price difference between the sizes can be significant. I recommend getting at least the […]