Posted by / Monday, July 2, 2012

Picking & Cooking Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

In case you missed my most recent guest posts on Aftertaste by Lot18, I thought a quick re-cap of two of my favorite things were in order — especially with July 4th coming up this Wednesday. 

My first tutorial outlined instructions for how to pick blue crabsa simple step by step guide to a childhood favorite pastime of mine.

Now I had my fair share of crab while my feet were still under the picnic table, but there was plenty left over for crab cakes:

I like to say these crab cakes are 98% crab and 2% filler — which is how a crab cake should be in my opinion. My recipe for Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Cakes is so simple and delicious once all the picking is done!

If crabs are in your future this week I hope you will brush up on your skills for both picking and cooking here first. Can anyone else believe it is already July? What's on your July 4th menu?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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