Crabs are a popular seafood dish that seafood lovers appreciate. They can be cooked and served in many ways, complementing many dishes and appetizers. Crabs are a great food option to cook or serve at lunch, dinner, and events. Listed below are some helpful tips on cooking, eating, and storing crabs.
How to Cook Crabs?
Crab boils are one of the most common methods used for cooking crabs. It’s simple and great for preparing a large meal consisting mostly of crabs and other seafood items and ingredients. Crab boils are ideal for family gatherings, special events, and holidays.
Steaming is another great cooking method used for cooking crabs that helps retain more flavor.
Baking isn’t used as frequently as boiling and steaming crabs, but it is a great way to cook crab legs allowing them to bask in the flavor of the seasonings and ingredients you’ve selected to complement your meal.
How to Eat Crabs?
When it comes to eating delicious and juicy crabs, whether you’re serving them yourself or going out to a local seafood restaurant like Costas Inn, you should prepare for a mess. You can use your hands or designated crab eating utensils such as a crab knife, mallet, cracker, or pick. Typically removing the crabs’ legs and claws before opening its main body is the most efficient way to consume crabs. However, most crab-eating methods are effective in accessing the delectable meat within the interior of a crab’s shell.
How to store crabs?
When purchasing crabs, it’s best to eat them right away. However, if that isn’t possible, fresh crab meat can be stored in the fridge for one or two days or in the freezer, where it can be stored for up to three months. If you’re trying to store leftovers for crabs that have already been cooked, it’s best to eat them within one or two days to ensure food safety and flavor.
COSTAS INN IS YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION FOR THE BEST CRABS IN BALTIMORE!
Costas Inn has been an area icon, slinging the best crabs in Baltimore since 1971. So here’s to 50 years, and cheers to 50 more!
You may recognize our restaurant recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today and #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our nine appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! Of course, you can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!