Most, but not all, Marylanders love eating crabs. It’s one of the things the state is known for, after all! So what explains Maryland’s obsession with eating blue crabs? Here are some of the most appetizing reasons!
First of all, the taste of a freshly-steamed crab is unbeatable. Trying them with melted butter? Amazing. Using tartar sauce? Also amazing. Lemon juice can also be a fantastic partner for your plate of steamed crabs. Sometimes simplicity is bliss.
Then there are all the ways you can eat some crabmeat. Picking the crabs at a crab feast is one of the most fun ways to do it, but times change and in the new normal, a traditional crab feast is nearly impossible and not very practical. Luckily, there are so many other ways to enjoy your crab dinner. Some of the preparation methods include frying, broiling, baking, and sauteing. Then there is the cavalcade of crab-based dishes such as soups and stews, crab dip, jumbo lump crab cakes, softshell crabs, and even more exotic choices such as crab pretzels and crab pizza!
Effort is Rewarded
Using the tools to crack into crab legs or into the body’s shell itself may seem like more trouble than its worth. While it’s easy to think that this is the case, you would be mistaken. When you sit down to eat crabs, your effort is rewarded. Using the mallet and knives isn’t the most graceful way to it, but it sure is gratifying!
For many Marylanders, their obsessions with eating crabs and seafood of all kinds come from the social aspect of it all. From family gatherings to summer banquets where crabs are the main attraction to eating crab-inspired ballpark food at baseball or football games – this is the heart of the matter. Even if social gatherings such as concerts and sporting events are on hold, you can spend all of that extra time learning about crabs, how to prepare them, and how to eat them!
YOUR SEAFOOD 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, Pinterest, and YouTube!