One of the best aspects of eating crabs is the number of ways you can prepare them. Not only are there a plethora of different things you can make with crab meat–soup, crab cakes, dip, etc.–there are also plenty of ways you can cook them. Everyone’s favorite way of cooking is different, though, so you have have to try a few different ways before you find the one that’s right for you. Here are three processes for cooking crab that you can consider.
- Steamed Crabs
This is a popular way to eat crabs in Maryland. Steaming a crab means you’ll have more of the juices left behind, which means more flavor! Steaming crabs is also fairly simple, and the process is about the same as any other steamed food. If you’re looking for something traditional, steaming crabs is the way to go. Costas Inn can provide you with your steamed crab fix all year long, so don’t be discouraged if the season isn’t right.
- Boiled Crabs
Everywhere else, boiled crabs are the most popular way to eat crabs. The process is simply to throw the crabs into a pot of water and boil until done. Some people swear that adding white wine to the water makes the crabs even more delicious than they would be on their own. But you should always at least add a pinch of salt and some olive oil! Though it’s an easy way to do things, there is definitely an art to boiling crabs. You may have to try a few times before you get it right.
- Grilled Crabs
Unlike the other two ways to cook crabs that we have mentioned, when you grill crabs, you must clean them before you start. If you boil them or steam them for a short period of time, that will do the trick. Then, throw them on the grill with some butter and rosemary. You can also try to grill soft shell crabs. Generally, the rule is to grill the crabs until they’re brown on either side. Then, serve!
Come to Costas Inn today for the best crabs you’ve ever tasted!
Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were recently voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today. You may have spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
We were also voted #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal! You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for anytime eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+,Pinterest, and YouTube!