Maryland’s Finest Blues

blue crab3Feeling Blue? Go ahead, be crabby!

Our seafood department is happy to announce the latest addition to our fantastic product line-up – Maryland blue crab meat from J.M. Clayton Company. For five generations, the J. M. Clayton Company has been supplying its famous Epicure Crabmeat to the finest retailers and restaurants. In our digital and mechanized world, the highly-prized lump (or backfin) crab meat is still picked by hand, by real people! All of Clayton’s Epicure Brand Crabmeat is prepared naturally without chemicals, additives or preservatives. So whether you have a fondness for “crabbypatties”, a hankering for a crabmeat and avocado cocktail or simply crave that warm lump of crab bathed in a froth of melted local butter (have you tasted that Kriemhild Meadow Butter?), you’ll be wowed by our blue crab lineup:

blue crab meatJumbo – All big pieces of white meat out of the swimmer fin cavity

Lump – All white meat out of the crab, large and small body pieces

Backfin – White meat out of the small cavities of the crab body

Claw – Medium brown meat out of the claw


 Why we like it:

  • Highest quality Maryland blue crab from the Chesapeake Bay
  • Fifth-generation, family-owned business
  • No chemicals, additives or preservatives
  • Rigid quality and safety controls
  • Tasting is believing!

Recipes From J.M. Clayton:

Epicure Crab Cakes
1 lb. can Epicure Crabmeat
1/2 cup seasoned cracker crumbs
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. seafood seasoning
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except crabmeat).
Examine crabmeat for shell then carefully add crabmeat, being sure not to break up lumps.
Shape mixture into cakes and either fry in hot oil or broil.

Hot Crab Dip
1 lb Epicure Crabmeat
2 each 8-oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 pint sour cream
4 heaping Tbs mayo
juice of 1/2 lemon
2-3 tsp. Worcester sauce
2-3 tsp. dry sherry
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
3 shakes garlic salt
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients (except 1/4 cup cheese), adding milk as needed to make it creamy.
Top with remaining cheese and paprika. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 30 minutes.

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