A Taste of Home

As the sweet aroma of Old Bay seasoning and the scent of sweet creamy butter invade my mind I am reminded of home in Pondtown. And summer nights with my family and Fourth of July cookouts in Aunt Elaine’s yard. I am reminded of fishing off the Wye River in a small boat with David or the nights we spent on Chestertown bridge crabbing. Summer has passed and where into fall and we didn’t have our Maryland crabs. We really miss our seafood, especially  Maryland Blue crabs. Growing up in Eastern Shore Maryland, seafood is a staple food in most homes.

Every holiday, special occasion and pretty much every weekend required a variety of seafood from steamed and fried shrimp to hard and soft shell crabs. The food became a tradition, one that I have worked extremely hard on keeping up. But the crabs in Georgia are not like the ones from the Chesapeake Bay and having them shipped here is very expensive, so I’ve attempted to replicate that same feeling when you open the crab pot with alaskan snow crabs.  Instead of steaming them as I usually would do, I ventured into grilling crabs.  The result, although not the same as a Maryland blue crab it did ignite those memories.

Grilled Alaskan Snow Crabs 
Prep Time: 20 minutes         Cook Time:  5 to 8 minutes      Yield: 2 servings

Difficulty: easy


Red hot spicy grilled Alaskan Snow crabs with sweet juicy meat dipped in golden churned sweet butter. 


  • 6 Alaskan Snow crabs
  • 1 cup of Old Bay Seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Churned butter melted


Thaw Alaskan Snow crabs in fridge while grill is getting hot. Then dry crabs with a paper towel prior to grilling. Place crabs on heavy duty foil, drizzle with olive oil and add lots of seasoning. Alaskan crabs are precooked and should be hot, juicy and spicy when ready to eat. Add melted butter for dipping.

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