Our fresh crabmeat is handpicked from blue crabs harvested from the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Crisfield, Maryland. Our fresh Maryland blue crab meat is packed by hand into 1 lb. plastic containers. The pasteurized crabmeat comes in hermetically sealed 1 lb. cans. Both are delicious!
Maryland Crab Meat and Crab Cakes
About CrabPlace.com crabs—In 1989, the Maryland Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) was designated the State Crustacean. Its name honors Mary Jane Rathbun, the scientist who described the species in 1896. The blue crab's scientific name translates as "beautiful swimmer that is savory."
Blue crab meat is sometimes compared to lobster meat, the flavor best appreciated by cracking and eating steamed hardshells. Crabs are prepared in restaurants and in home kitchens, steamed or sauteed, as Maryland crab cakes and Crab Imperial, or in crab soup and crab dip.
CrabPlace.com has been perfecting the art of shipping Maryland crabs over the last 14 years to its base of tens of thousands of customers across the U.S. You won't find a finer gourmet experience.
What Our Customers Are Saying:
Thank you so much for the bushel of crabs, picked and ate them all myself. The package and shipping were fast and not to big. Love love love you guys. Perfect seasoning and all the crabs were PACKED AND TASTY. Thank you for bringing MD to Vancouver WA.
Walt Kelly September 8, 2016 at 20:54 pm
I ordered 1.5 bushels of jumbo crabs that arrived in perfect condition via FedEx Ground. This was my first time ordering steamed crabs and I had wanted to order live crabs but before I did I called them to learn more about shipping options etc. The weather was super hot, humid and rainy that week so they explained how that would affect live crabs, which are extremely perishable. The steamed crabs did not disappoint and I would not hesitate to order them again. Customer service is terrific---Matt Cain emailed me about the ordering process and current supply of crabs after I placed my order. I highly recommend the Crab Place.
Both fresh and pasteurized crab meat is already cooked and ready for use in your favorite crab recipes. Freshly cooked crab meat must be refrigerated. Pasteurized crab meat in a sealed can is nonperishable until the can is opened. For recipes, please refer to our Crab Place recipes section.
Pasteurized Crab Meat Shelf life:
Pasteurized crab meat has to stay refrigerated and has a shelf life of 6 months. Once opened, will last up to three days in the refrigerator; frozen, will last up to 6 months in the freezer.