From sea to shining sea.


We struck out on crabs today, but got lucky to get these two colossal boys. I decided to whip up some crab cakes for lunch.20121210-160919.jpgSoaking in ice water.

20121210-160927.jpgCleaned and gutted. Ready for the steamer.

20121210-160936.jpgAll ready to be picked!

20121210-160944.jpgGetting picky with it.

20121210-160950.jpgEnded up about 5 oz.

20121210-160957.jpgMixed with secret ingredients. Not really. Ready to be broiled

20121210-162448.jpgAll ready.

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Maryland Crab Cakes.


I have not made crab cakes in months, so I decided to take a stab at it. I used this recipe here with a few slight moderations.

http://www.savorysimple.net/authentic-maryland-jumbo-lump-crab-cakes/

I added basil, red and green diced peppers (for Christmas!!) extra old bay, and extra dijon mustard. They came out fantastic!!

Tip- After you make the mixture throw it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. The mixture firms up and it’s easier to make the cakes!

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New Jersey Style Blue Crabs.


Okay. Yes I am from Maryland. Yes I love Maryland. I grew up fetching fatty blue crabs off the dock in my backyard. Yes we steamed them. With lots of old bay. They were delicious. A typical crab feast in Maryland would consist of beer, cheese and crackers, pickles, vinegar, hot butter, extra old bay, friends, and of course paper towels and CRABS. When I moved down to the Florida Keys my heart still longed for my beloved blue crabs. I would have to settle for stone crabs. Still very tasty, but nothing like home.  Continue reading “New Jersey Style Blue Crabs.”

Get yourself a husband stuffed mushrooms.


I have made a lot of crab related recipes, but this one takes the cake. I was lucky enough to use extremely fresh crab caught in my backyard. The better quality the crab, the better tasting. Please do yourself a favor. MAKE THESE. I want to call them Get yourself a husband stuffed mushrooms. I think I will. Make these for a boyfriend or girlfriend and I promise they may marry you. Continue reading “Get yourself a husband stuffed mushrooms.”

Crab Stack.


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CRAB STACK-

Ingredients

  • lime
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3-4 tbsp of fresh cilantro
  • 6-8 oz of jumbo lump crab
  • 1 ripe mango diced
  • 1 medium size florida or california avocado cut into slices
  • 3 small tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup of red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup of red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 of a small jalapeno diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Dice tomato, jalapeno, red onion, mango, cilantro, red bell and lastly the avocado. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix 2 tbsp of olive oil, all of the juice from the lime, and chopped cilantro. Stir. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste. Add the chopped red onion, jalapeno, tomato, red pepper to mixture.
  3. Now time to make the stack. You can use whatever you want that is a cylinder shaped. My first attempt is going to be with a metal 1 cup measuring cup. Layer the following. Avocado, Veggie mixture, Mango, Crab meat, and lastly layer more sliced avocado on top.
  4. Flip the stack over onto a plate and hope that the stack stays together.. If not you can at least say you tried
  5. SO GOOOD!

Enjoy!