As discussed in Part 1, throwing a spring or summer crab feast will be fun for guests of all ages. Cracking crab with family and friends is a great way to socialize! You can also make it easy on yourself by ordering delicious, steamed crab from The Crab Shack to serve guests. Part 2 will cover The Table, Beverages, Vegetables and Sides, and Alternatives.
Crab feasts are best hosted outdoors, so the tables should be set up in your yard or patio. Long rectangular tables wide enough to have seating on both sides will be ideal. Wide tables also give guests the elbow room they need for cracking and eating crab.
As previously discussed, cover the table with paper that can be easily thrown away after the feast. Every table should have crab crackers, picks, mallets, butter knives, moist towelettes, and rolls of paper towels. Be sure to also have melted butter, vinegar, seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Many believe crab and beer make a terrific combination. However, each guest will have a taste of their own, so have a variety of drinks that are popular in your social circle. Be sure to also have soda, water, and juice available.
Corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes are recommended by experts as good vegetable choices for crab feasts. Below are the sides available from The Crab Shack:
Believe it or not, some people are not fans of crab. Others may also be allergic, so be sure to have cookout regulars like hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken available. The Crab Shack can also help you with these choices.
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.