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Hard Shell Crabs - (LARGE)

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Exactly 6-6½ inches The male blue crab is known by watermen as a "Jimmy". Once you've tried the succulent meat from a Maryland Blue crab you will be hooked forever. The crabs can be ordered live or steamed. 


Only While Supplies Last. Due to market conditions, availability and pricing subject to change at any time.

How to Steam Live Crabs/Re-steam Crabs

When your live crabs arrive it is important that you steam them as soon as possible. Heat a large pot with approximately 2 inches of water on the bottom. Place a rack or steaming basket in the pot to keep the crabs out of the water. Wait until steam is apparent before placing the crabs in the pot. Sprinkle crab seasoning on the crabs to your liking and then cover with a lid. Let the crabs steam for 5 to 10 minutes after steam pushes out from under the lid. The crabs will turn a shade of orange when cooked throughout.  Follow the same steps as above but for less time. Please look at the chart below for recommended steam times. 

How to Steam Blue Crabs

HHC Crab Seasoning Ingredients  - Salt, Spices and Paprika

Grading (Sizing) of Crabs

There is no industrry standard for sizing crabs.  A Large male crab at one place might be a medium at another.  Here at Harbour House Crabs we hand size every crab by measuring the top shell from point to point.  This is the most accurate way to measure hard shells and we take great pride in the accuracy of what we sell and the quality of our crabs.  Our male jimmy size chart is shown below:

Heavyweights          7 Plus inches

Jumbos                    6½-7 inches

Large                        6-6½ inches

Medium                    5½-6 inches

#2                             5-5½- inches