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3 Methods Used for Cooking Crabs

3 Methods Used for Cooking Crabs

Crabs are a seafood dish with savory and delectable flavor that can be served on their own or with other dishes.

Crabs are a seafood dish that can be served on their own or with other dishes. Its meat’s savory and delectable flavor makes it one of the most appreciated and popular seafood dishes to serve at restaurants, events, or at-home for lunch and dinner. Listed below are three methods used for cooking crabs.


Crab boils are one of the most popular methods for cooking crabs. It’s great for preparing a large meal filled with delicious crabs and other seafood items such as shrimp, oysters, and lobster that can be served at events, family gatherings, and on holidays. Crab boils can be as simple as stocking a large pot with boiling water and adding salt, wine, hot sauce, herbs, vegetables, meat, and many other seasonings and ingredients infusing your dish with savory flavors.


Steaming crabs is another popular method for cooking crabs that allows you to retain more flavor. Carefully layer your crabs in a steamer bucket or rack on top of a raised pot with water and other liquids such as vinegar, beer, or wine. Then add your favorite seasonings, ingredients, and products to cover your crabs and allow them to cook until they’re ready to be served and devoured.


Baking isn’t as common as boiling and steaming crabs. However, it’s another method used to cook tasty crab legs. Baking crab legs consists of placing them on a baking sheet or tray, seasoning them to your liking, then placing them in the oven to let it cook, basking in the flavor of the many seasonings and products you’ve selected to accompany your meal. Oven-baked crab legs make for a delicious treat that you can serve to an individual or group for lunch or dinner.


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!

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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