Chilled Corn and Crab Meat Salad

If you can’t get your hands on some steamed crabs this summer, try to find some crab meat instead. Many of my friends don’t understand why I squeal with glee at the thought of cracking open steamed crabs. Generally the complaints are consistent: that it’s way too much way for too little meat; they don’t like the smell of Old Bay seasoning, it’s way too messy (on the hands and the table) and it’s way too expensive. I’ll agree with the last complaint. Finding a cheap bushel of steamed crabs is impossible, especially if you’re looking for large … [Read more...]

When It’s Ok To Be Crabby

I Love You...A Bushel (of crabs) and a peck.... A Marylander's rendition of "Bushel and a Peck" from Guys and Dolls Growing up not far from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, summertime meant CRABS!  Lump crab. Steamed crabs.  Crab soup.  Crab cakes.  Crab salad.  We sought out every possible opportunity and method to eat crabs.  For my family, crab feasts often helped earmark certain celebrations:  school graduations, milestone anniversaries, birthdays or simply celebrating SUMMER. Inevitably, after a night of crab merriment, I'd wake up the … [Read more...]