We all know crabs are delicious and fun to share with friends. What could be better than cracking into a bushel of Maryland blue crabs, washed down some delicious beer? But there are lots of things that make Maryland blue crabs more special than other varieties. Learn more about what makes Maryland blue crabs so darn wonderful in today’s blog.
What’s So Special About Maryland Blue Crabs?
Although we are probably all most familiar with Maryland blue crabs, this is not the only state where blue crabs are found. In fact, they can be found from Nova Scotia all the way down to Uruguay! But many connoisseurs consider Maryland blue crabs to be superior to all other varieties thanks to their delicate texture and buttery taste. Turns out that these features are thanks to their upbringing in Maryland waters.
Thanks to our 4 distinctive seasons, Maryland blue crabs have to hibernate over the winter which allows them to build up fat reserves. These fat reserves, also known as the “mustard,” give their crab meat a delicious depth of flavor that you simply won’t find in any other types of crabs. You can even tell a Maryland blue crab from other blue crabs by looking at the mustard: Maryland crabs feature mustard that is a much darker shade of yellow than other blue crab varieties.
While some prefer Dungeness crabs from the West Coast thanks to the fact that they are larger and therefor easier to eat, true crab lovers know that Maryland blue crabs are far superior in flavor which makes the work of picking through them completely worth it. Roughly half of the total US blue crab harvest comes from Maryland so we are lucky to be able to enjoy the freshest, most delicious crabs that came from our own waters. Enjoy one of Maryland’s most spectacular local products by indulging in homegrown Maryland blue crabs.
Enjoy Maryland blue crabs at Costas Inn!
Costas Inn has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 40 years. We were 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!