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7 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Crab

Easy crab recipes from light to hearty
Mar 4, 2013 1:02 pm

Tonight, whip up an inspired crustacean recipe for dinner. No matter what kind you use (we're just fine with jumbo lump), look to our 7 favorite recipes with crab for a light, refreshing dinner. Never too early to start getting excited for beach weather. Well, maybe it's a little early.

What Is Imitation Crab?

Imitation crab, crab stick, "krab." All the same.
Feb 28, 2013 2:31 pm

Ever order a California roll? Well, for one, that tells us that you’ve probably never read our 12 Sushi Commandments. But it also means that chances are high you have experienced the wonder that is imitation crab. So, what exactly is it, you ask? Read on.

10 Things You Should Know About Dungeness Crab, Currently In Season

West Coast delicacy popping up on menus everywhere
Feb 27, 2013 10:01 am

The Dungeness crab is the undisputed king of the West Coast. The six-legged crustacean is a popular delicacy while in season, a period that begins in early December and generally runs through the spring. Here are 10 things to know about Dungeness crabs.

A Whole Bunch Of Variations On Crabby Snacks!

An Oscar-worthy food reference we can run with
Feb 12, 2013 12:31 pm

Just as I make the Baltimore crab pretzel part of my everyday life, I discover the crabby snack, or simply "crabby." It's from Philly, as I discovered while watching Silver Linings Playbook, which is Oscar-nominated in every acting category. Truthfully I thought it was just meh, until I looked up what the hell a crabby snack actually was. Now I'm obsessed and spouting variations like it's my job.

We Give Ourselves Slight Credit For The Ravens Winning The Super Bowl

Crab pretzel sticks recipe ignited Baltimore's run
Feb 4, 2013 11:02 am

On January 3, two days before the start of the NFL playoffs, we published a recipe for Baltimore crab pretzel sticks, which we researched and tested after a long investigation on the topic. Guess what happened next...

We Give Ourselves Slight Credit For The Ravens Making It To The Super Bowl

Are crab pretzel sticks Baltimore's lucky mascot?
Jan 21, 2013 4:31 pm

On January 3, two days before the start of the NFL playoffs, we published a recipe for Baltimore crab pretzel sticks, which we researched and tested after a long investigation on the topic. You want to hit Bill Bateman's Bistro in Towson, Maryland for the real deal. Or, if you live far away from the Mid-Atlantic, you will want to follow the recipe. But we have to stay that publishing that recipe might just have been the best thing to happen to the Ravens in a long time.

What Is Jumbo Lump Crab?

Learn the different grades of lump crabmeat
Jan 14, 2013 2:31 pm

Jumbo lump meat is to the crab as breast is to the chicken: it's bigger, more expensive and, to some, the best part of the animal. That said, any portion of the crab — or any other animal, really — will boast more flavor than a chicken breast, no matter how juicy. Let's explore what these lovely lumps are, and what to do with them.

Baltimore Crab Pretzel Sticks Recipe

A recipe for crab pretzels, appetizer-style
Jan 4, 2013 12:01 pm
baltimore crab pretzel recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

Here's how proud the Baltimore area is of its crabmeat. Go ahead, look at the photo. Actually, mine don't do them justice — the real Baltimore crab pretzels are legit twisted stadium pretzels roughly the size of a dinner plate and positively coated with thick crab salad and shredded cheese. I use pre-made pizza dough to achieve very nearly the same results in an hour or less.

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