Throwing a crab feast in spring or summer will be a ton of fun for everyone invited! Guests will never forget your party because of how they all came together to dine on Maryland’s favorite crustacean. Cracking crab with family and friends is a great way to socialize.
As the host, you can steam the crabs yourself or make it easy on yourself by ordering from The Crab Shack for the main course, side dishes, and dessert. The following will discuss tips on how to prepare your home for a crab feast that will be memorable. You can refer to this guide to ensure your crab feast will have all the essentials.
Sometimes it is wise to think about the end first. Cracking, picking, and eating crab are messy activities, especially when done as a group. Once you are finished picking through shells, you will need a way to dispose of them. A big trash can that is lined with a disposable plastic bag is a must for a crab feast. Read on to find out about other things besides crab shells that will need to be thrown away.
Several tools will be necessary for the art of picking delicious meat from crab shells. On top of the list is the handy dandy crab mallet, which is required for every crab feast. Extracting meat from a crab claw is much easier with this tool. Other essential tools to make available are crab crackers, knives, and picks.
As we already established crab feasts are messy, you will need something to cover the table where everyone will be gathered. For a decreasing number of us, newspaper will be a good choice since it may be lying around the house waiting to be recycled. If you’ve gone completely digital for news, use brown paper or a disposable tablecloth.
Part 2 will cover The Table, Beverages, Vegetables & Sides, and Alternatives.
Lovers of fat, juicy crab and amazing seafood don’t have to drive to Baltimore, Ocean City, Hooper’s Island, or Annapolis anymore. Stay close to home and enjoy wonderful deliciousness all year around at our two new locations in Maryland!
Our Crofton branch can accommodate a large party group, so if you are interested in reserving tables, please call (443) 302-2680.