Tag: blue crab

Blue Crab & Bay Scallop Chowder

Ingredients: 1 lb bay scallops 8 oz blue crab claw meat 1 large onion, diced 1 large russet potato, diced 3 ears worth of corn kernels 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapenos, diced 3-4 slices thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch chunks 1 tablespoon pepper […]

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise

Ingredients: 4 English muffins, toasted 8 eggs, poached* 8 warm crab cakes for the hollandaise: 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon cold water 4 oz hot melted butter juice of 1/2 lemon 1 teaspoon Old Bay Directions: For the hollandaise: Place egg yolks, water, lemon juice and Old Bay in a […]

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 […]

Chesapeake Étouffée

Ingredients: 3 cups blue crab meat 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning 1 tablespoon Old Bay 1/4 cup flour 2 clove garlic, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 stalk celery, diced 2 cayenne peppers, minced 1 1/2 cup crab stock 2 teaspoons hot sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 14 oz […]

Homemade Crab Stock

Ingredients: cold water shells from 2 dozen steamed blue crabs* 3 carrots, cut up 2 onions, quartered 1 ear of corn, quartered 1 bunch celery 1 head garlic 1/4 cup black peppercorns Directions: Place the crab shells and the vegetables in a large (8-10 quart) stock pot. Add water until the pot is nearly filled. […]

Crab Strudel

Ingredients: 1 egg 1 tablespoon water 8 oz lump blue crab 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened 4 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup finely shredded smoked Gouda cheese 2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream 2 teaspoons Old Bay seafood seasoning 1/8 teaspoon celery seed 1 sheet puff pastry Sheets, […]

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 […]

Lovely Summer Salad with Crabcakes

Ingredients: for the salad 2 cold or hot crabcakes 4 slices pickled beets, cut into sticks 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped 2 oz plain crumbled  feta 1/2 cucumber, sliced 15 cherry tomatoes, halved for the dressing: juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon celery […]

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 […]

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 […]