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Need Receipe, Maryland Blue Crabs

dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 70
edited 8:08AM in EggHead Forum
I learned about Maryland Blues many years ago, side result of a romantic pursuit that took place in Lewes, Delaware. That pursuit cooled abruptly after only six months, but the love of Maryland Blues remains. And don't even get me started on how I miss Grotto Pizza.....

These crabs are now available locally to me here in the Great Plains. I am well versed in traditional methods to cook these guys.... steaming or boiling, but I'd like to try them on my BGE.

Anyone have experience with this? Care to share your method and results? Or, is this a wild, harebrained idea that will end up badly?

Kind regards,


  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    I don't have pics so I guess this didn't happen...I have taken previously steamed crabs, cleaned out the shells, made crab cakes out of the meat, stuffed the cleaned shells, and baked them. Does that sound like something you are looking for?
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 70
    Thanks Jagermeister, that is helpful.

    I am interested in any experiences with these on the Egg..... everything from cooking whole to crab cakes to bisque to chowder to ???.

    My supplier will be getting a shipment later this week, hoping to get ideas to experiment with next weekend.

  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Crabs must be steamed IMHO.
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    I agree with bobby. Anything other than steaming crab is a sin in MD. Although some seafood joints here will boil them because it's easier. I won't buy crabs from those places. Steamed crab with H2O, a beer, apple cider vinegar, and J.O. What you do with the crab afterwards is up to you.
  • I would make garlic crabs. Just cook it on the egg in the biggest pot you have. This recipe is using dungeness, but blue crabs work just as well. I leave them whole when I do it.

    I know you wanted a Maryland recipe, but this is the only way I have made them.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
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