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Cooking with Louisiana Blue Crab

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 20 2018

Louisiana vs Maryland crab recipes

It’s the peak of crab season, which means the crabs are plentiful and delicious! The difference between crabs found in Louisiana vs. crabs found in Maryland? Not a whole lot in terms of the species, although Easterners might argue that the crabs caught off the coast taste better than the ones from Gulf waters… and Southerners might feel the opposite.

Gulf coast male crabs are 16% heavier than Atlantic Coast crabs, and Gulf Coast female crabs are 20% heavier. Sometimes in the off season in Maryland, a mixture of crabs are served in restaurants, from Maryland but also Louisiana and the Carolinas, and most people probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. 

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Topics: Gulf Seafood, seafood recipes, Louisiana blue crab, crab season, blue crabs

Are Blue Crabs Healthy?

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 23 2018

Crabs are low in mercury, high in protein and essential minerals

Now that we are in peak crab season in the Gulf South, you may be wondering... are Louisiana Blue Crabs healthy? In recent years, people are becoming more health conscious and choosing to eat lighter foods. While most people immediately think of fish as the go-to protein alternative to meat, crab and other shellfish have many of the same healthy qualities as fish. 

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Topics: Louisiana blue crab, crab season, healthy seafood recipes, blue crabs

Louisiana Blue Crab: A Tasty Industry

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 02 2017

Blue Crab Task Force Focuses on Sustainability  

Revered for their delicate, sweet flavor and cooking versatility, delectable Louisiana blue crabs have become a standard of fine dining and backyard boils alike. Louisiana blue crab account for a quarter of all crabs harvested in the United States. In late spring and early summer, seafood lovers have the added pleasure of the availability of soft shell crab —Louisiana blue crab that have outgrown and shed their hard shell. 

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, domestic seafood, Louisiana blue crab, louisiana seafood industry, blue crabs, commercial crabbing

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