Can you ship Maryland Blue Crabs?

Maryland Blue Crab Express’s primary shipping method on most orders is through Fed Ex Overnight. We reserve the right to ship UPS or FedEX Overnight. For customers who qualify, we may choose to ship orders via UPS Next day Ground.

What are the best Maryland Blue Crabs?

The top 10 winners in the category Best Crabs in Maryland are as follows:

  • Captain Billy’s Crab House – Newburg.
  • The Red Roost – Quantico.
  • Cantler’s Riverside Inn – Annapolis.
  • Fisherman’s Crab Deck – Grasonville.
  • Kentmorr Restaurant and Crab House – Stevensville.
  • Harris Crab House & Seafood Restaurant – Grasonville.

Can you ship Maryland crabs?

1) Steamed hard crabs must be shipped via either UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, or UPS Ground (for areas eligible for ground service). UPS 2Day Air is not available for this product. 2) Orders of more than 1 bushel must be placed separately. To order more than one bushel, place a separate order for each.

Are male or female Maryland blue crabs better?

Which Blue Crab tastes better: female or male? Many believe that the female crab’s meat boasts denser, sweeter flavor, but agree that the amount of meat differs. Point-to-point comparison weighs the male crab at heavier, but flakier meat.

How do you eat Maryland Blue Crabs?

How to eat Maryland Blue Crabs?

  1. Twist off the legs and claws off the body.
  2. Pull off the apron (the flap located on the abdomen).
  3. Turn the crab over and pull upward on the shell from the back of the crab peeling it forward.
  4. Grab each side firmly and bend in the middle, breaking in half.
  5. Pick the meat from each half.

Why are Maryland blue crabs the best?

From a scientific perspective, the need for hibernation is the main reason Maryland crabs taste better than other types of crab — and also tastes better than blue crabs from other waters, according to Steve Vilnit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Services.

Why are Maryland crabs the best?

Maryland crabs are the best because of the “mustard” as we call it, that bright yellow liquid, that sweetens the meat of the crab. This is actually the hepatopancreas, a main component of the crab’s digestive system that looks like tubes acting as the crabs liver and pancreas.

What part of the blue crab is poisonous?

An old wives’ tale says crab lungs are toxic, but they’re actually just not digestible and taste terrible. Now scrape out the gooey stuff in the center of the crab’s body’s two equal solid parts. The greenish stuff is the liver, called the tomalley. You can eat it and many love this part of the crab.

When is the best time to order Maryland blue crab?

April and May and the Rest of the Year. Technically speaking, the Maryland blue crab season starts in April and goes all the way to December. During the early and late season blue crabs need to be shipped from North Carolina and Louisiana since the crabs have retreated from the cold and headed to warmer waters.

How much does a blue crab cost?

Live blue crab is usually purchased by the dozen, with each crab weighing about one-third of a pound, and each dozen should cost around $25 to $85.

How long to boil Maryland blue crabs?

Fill the pot 3/4 full with water, and bring to a rolling boil over an intense flame. Add the blue crabs, cover the pot, and boil until all of the shells turn red, and the meat is no longer translucent, about 20 minutes.

How long do you steam Maryland blue crab?

Be sure that the crabs are above the simmering liquid. Cover. Steam crabs until they turn bright orange and all of the blue/green color is gone, 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup seafood seasoning before serving.