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Crab Meat 101: How to Choose the Right Type of Meat for Your Meal

Crab Meat 101: How to Choose the Right Type of Meat for Your Meal

Larger pieces, or ‘lumps’ of hearty crab meat are perfect for forming a delicious crab cake.

Crab meat is a versatile seafood ingredient that can be used in many types of delicious seafood dishes. However, one of the most important points to consider as you prepare a crab-central appetizer or entree is which type of meat you are using for your meal. From soups to crab cakes, the right type of meat can make a difference! As you gather your ingredients for your favorite crab dish, be sure to select the right type of meat to ensure that your meal is the best it can be.

Try Jumbo Lump for Crab Cakes

Larger pieces, or ‘lumps’ of hearty crab meat are perfect for forming a delicious crab cake. Make the most of your favorite crab cake recipe by incorporating jumbo lump crab meat into your crab cakes. Using this type of crab meat will help to ensure that your crab cakes are made with a significant portion of meat versus filler ingredients such as mustard or breadcrumbs.

Use Backfin Meat in Your Crab Dip

Similar to the look and taste of jumbo lump crab meat, backfin meat is excellent for adding crab to your dips and soups. This meat is a quality addition to any dish with crab in the spotlight, as its loose texture and sweet taste make it versatile for any Maryland crab dish.

Enjoy Claw Meat as You Pick

Unlike jumbo lump and backfin, claw meat carries an intense flavor and unique texture that is perfect for enjoying as you pick crabs in late summer and early fall. Although it may not be as versatile for crab entrees, claw meat makes an excellent addition to Maryland crab soup for the fall and winter months.

YOUR MARYLAND STEAMED CRABS DESTINATION

Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was 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, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also 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.

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! 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!

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Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 699 reviews
4100 Northpoint Blvd. Baltimore , Maryland
410-477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes
Costas Inn
5 stars - based on 695 reviews
4100 North Point Boulevard Baltimore , Maryland 21222
(410) 477-1975 URL of Map Categories: Seafood & Crabs Price Range: $$ Takes Reservations: yes