Tag: crab

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asiago & Crab Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients: 16 oz lump crab meat 12 oz evaporated milk PLUS enough milk to equal 2 cups 2 cups shredded asiago 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon smoked paprika salt freshly ground black pepper panko minced Italian parsley 1 lb small or medium sized […]

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 […]

Crab Pretzel

Ingredients: for the dip: 1 small shallot, grated 8 oz fresh blue crab meat 3 oz shredded sharp cheddar 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard for the pretzel: 3/4 oz […]