- Posted March 8, 2014 by
March 9 - National Crab Meat Day
National Crabmeat Day is an American food holiday. It is a day dedicated to crab meat and all of the gourmet recipes it is related to, such as crab cakes and crab bisques.
The Blue crab is a type of crab commonly used for the production of processed crab meat.The blue crab is also the state crustacean of Maryland. The annual amount of blue crab harvested from the Chesapeake Bay make up fifty percent of the total landings in Maryland's commercial fisheries.
What is so great about our local Dungeness Crab? Well, the flavor is superb, but beyond that, the meat is so accessible, all of the meat, not just the meat in the legs. In most other species of crab, the body meat is not easily achieved. In the great and lauded Alaskan King Crab, the body meat is minimal at best. In many European species, the shell is so vitreous that if you try to access the body meat you wind up with little bits of shrapnel embedded in the meat rendering it unusable except to boil and strain for stock.