Crab - Live, Hard Shell Maryland Blue Crab, Female, Wild, USA
You’ll recognize the smaller female Blue Crabs by their red-tipped claws. Although slightly less meaty than the males, these Maryland Blue Crab females are considered the sweetest there is, with a white and tender meat that’s more buttery in flavor than crabs from other regions. Crab lovers will eat these by the dozen!
Region & Fishery
Pregnant Blue Crabs carry their eggs in a sponge-like protrusion.
Store live crabs at 50°F, protected by a damp paper towel. Steam cleaned crabs Maryland style with lots of Old Bay seasoning. You may also sauté them in olive oil, garlic and oregano, adding a touch of wine or beer to create a fabulous broth.
Blue Crabs provide a delicious source of Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and an abundance of protein, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Copper and Selenium.
FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Bake/Broil
FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Steaming
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Info Source U.S. Food and Drug Administration