Thursday, May 12, 2011
Maryland Crab And The First Harvest Of 2011
The Maryland crab has arrived at Laurel Meat Market. It is $16 a pound for lump or backfin, and I went simple with crab cakes assembled with just a minimum of egg, breadcrumbs, scallions and mayonnaise.
Crab is a fun luxury. Cakes are easy enough for a weeknight, and you can easily make four meals from a single container. I'm sure the Maryland crab is available at Frank's Seafood in Jessup as well.
The garden has tons of lettuce this year. It actually has tons this week. I went crazy right after the thaw and seeded with enthusiasm. Instead of leaving space for multiple plantings, I quickly exhausted my small garden. So it's all ready at the same time.
I actually went back to the Main Street market last night for my favorite ground chuck. I'd love to learn some more-intricate grilling, but I warmed up for the season with 1/3 pound burgers, sliced potatoes and eggplant.