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Crab Feast!

Bushel o Crabs

One of our bucket list Maryland events before we move was to have our annual summer crab fest.  I picked up a “bushel” of crabs at Seafood in the Buff which was supposed to be 7-8 dozen crabs but it was definitely less than that.  There was also seriously about 6 inches of just arms and legs at the bottom of the box.  Either way, there were plenty of crabs for all dozen or so people that were picking them.

A great side

At a crab feast in May, we learned a little insider tip of having watermelon on the table which is a great side to crabs.  The sweetness and moisture are a great sort of intermezzo to the crabs.

In order to do it right, you have to get down and dirty with them.  If you are finishing a whole crab in less than 15-20 minutes, you are missing a lot of meat!

There were 4 large ziploc bags of crabs leftover which we seriously spent about 6 hours cleaning to yield about 3 pounds of meat.  Yes, this is foreshadowing to more crab recipes coming up!

Snow Crab Legs (how fitting!)

It’s begun! The Mid Atlantic is supposed to get hammered this weekend by a serious snow storm. It is possible we will get up to 30 inches of snow, which should shut down the state for at least a week. Fittingly, the other night we ate one of our favorite things: snow crab legs. Giant had these on sale for $4.99 a pound, which is pretty awesome and a tad disrespectful to the crabs! Anyway, we steamed them with old bay and served them with butter in the mini-crock pot, AKA “the little dipper”. No sides or anything, the snow crab is the star of the show.

Gettin’ their steam on for about 6-8 minutes.

Unfortunately, we decided to take a picture after a few rounds and this guy has seen better days. Despite it’s amputee-status it still tasted good, and that’s what matters. It was a nice mid-week treat.

Now bring on the snow!