Do you, or someone on your gourmet food gift list, have a passion for delicious, sweet crab meat? The Crab Place is a speciality gourmet food store that would be perfect for you.
Maryland crabs have been long recognized as one of the top sources for fresh crab, and it is featured on the menu at this speciality shop. Gourmet crab meat is the source of their service, but what they do with is just the beginning of their story.
Types of Crab Meat
Professional and home chefs might stop by just to buy crab meat, and use it for their own recipes. Unlike local supermarkets, buying clubs, or even fish markets, that offer a few selections.
The Crab Place allows you to choose between over a dozen different lump crab meat options, from one pound to five pounds.
Crab meat is broken up into these different categories:
- Jumbo Lump, which is considered the best of the best. It only comes from the back two legs making it also the most expensive.
- Backfin, which comes from the back of the crab.
- Claw Meat, which obviously comes from the claw and has a stronger flavor.
- Special or Blend, which is generally a blend of the rest of pieces of crab left over after processing.
Kudos to the Crab Place for not putting the special blend on their menu. Their version of special is hand selected from all parts of the crab, not just the tiny bits of leftovers. That one observation will tell you a lot about the quality of the products and the “behind the scenes” attention to detail regarding their service.
Other Seafood Menu Options
From there, the amount of choices you have is nothing short of amazing. Imagine going to your local fish monger and asking for a dozen of female hard-shelled crabs. They might just point you to a selection of tubs of crab meat.
The Crab Place allows you to choose from hard shell, soft shell, large, select, and male and female types of crabs. You can also have your choice of having them delivered fresh or steamed, and you can buy the crab of your choice in quantities as small as a half dozen to a bushel. Incredible.
Most chefs would probably be inclined to by fresh crab meat to make crab cakes. If you don’t have the desire to make your own, have The Crab Place make them for you. You have two options. A crab cake made from the best jumbo lump crab meat, or a less-expensive option called Maryland-Style, which uses a less-expensive meat. Either way you go, their crab cakes have been voted as the best crab cakes online.
Aside from crab meat, the company also offers other seafood delights such as:
All perfect, if you want to host a traditional New England Clam Bake. If you’re not sure what to buy, you can opt for a Gourmet Food Gift Certificate which comes as an e-card. They also offer a choice of cookbooks, and recipes can be found on their Facebook page.
They offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which also speaks to the quality of their food and service.
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