Baltimore Recipes

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Old-School Baltimore Crab Soup

Rating: 4.58 stars
This crab soup recipe mirrors the traditional crab soups made by Baltimore women over the last 50 years. It is a milder-flavored, lighter-colored soup than the ones typically served in modern seafood restaurants. Homemade crab soup is a staple at most Maryland cookouts and family gatherings. Serve with crackers.

Maryland Crab Cakes I

Rating: 4.37 stars
Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay you learn that crabs are as valuable as gold. My mom made crab cakes every Friday in the summer months, but I like my recipe just a tad better. Don't tell mom.

Lord Baltimore Cake

Rating: 4.82 stars
This recipe for the classic cake delivers a rich and beautiful Lord Baltimore cake certain to impress your guests.

Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.45 stars
Having lived by the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, MD nearly my whole life, I was challenged to develop this authentic Maryland style crab cake about a year ago. Many people claim to have the true Maryland crab cake, but this one uses all lump meat with almost no filler added and tastes incredible! Let me know what you think!

Maryland Crab Soup

Rating: 4.57 stars
The is the real stuff. Genuine Maryland crab soup, direct from the Chesapeake Bay area.

Maryland Crab Cakes II

Rating: 4.31 stars
Maryland is famous for its crab cakes! After you've tried this recipe, you'll know why.

Cinnamon Bread I

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a lovely way to start off your morning when you want a little something different than your usual. Note: If you don't have buttermilk you may substitute milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar to measure 1 cup.

Hot Crab Dip

Rating: 4.25 stars
This delicious, addictive crab dip will have your family begging for more. Serve as an appetizer with onion or garlic crackers.

Seafood Boil

Rating: 4.67 stars
An old recipe that's especially good for family get-togethers. It's good, it's fun, and clean-up is easy. It's best done outside around a picnic table. When shrimp and crabs are done, cover picnic table with four to five layers of newspaper. Remove everything from pot, drain, and spread in center of table. Gather everyone around and enjoy the feast. When everyone has had their fill, gather up the leftovers (if there is any), put all the scraps in the center of the table, roll up the newspaper around them, and put them in the trash. Go wash the one pot and the cleanup is done. Have fun and enjoy.

Karyn's Cream of Crab Soup

Rating: 4.8 stars
This cream of crab soup is so rich and delicious! I make this a lot, especially in the winter with some nice, hot rolls! Use more Old Bay to suit your taste. I also recommend using lump crabmeat. Enjoy!!

Steamed Blue Crabs

Rating: 4.76 stars
Atlantic Ocean Blue Crabs, steamed over a boil of Old Bay® seasoning and beer. Show your friends you have that certain craboir faire with this one.

One-Dish Rockfish

Rating: 4.29 stars
Rockfish fillets are placed on a bed of fresh spinach, seasoned with dill, lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and topped with lemon, onion, and baked for a great-tasting, one-dish meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Famous Seafood Seasoning Recipe
Rating: Unrated
This one really wasn't that hard to crack...The ingredients are printed on the container! The only difficult part was working out the correct ratios for each spice, or herb... But patient perseverance, and good ol' 'trial and error' saved the day. The original Old Bay® Seasoning was invented in the 1940's by an American-German immigrant named Gustav Brunn. Initially, it was intended only for use on crab meat (as there was plenty of it in the Chesapeake Bay area where Gustav lived!), but in the last decade or so, it's used in other food areas, such as poultry and salads.
Chesapeake Bay Pork Chops
Rating: Unrated
Seafood seasoning is used to make a marinade that gives these grilled pork chops the delicious flavor of the Chesapeake Bay. More seafood seasoning can be sprinkled on at grill time to provide an extra kick.

Maryland Crab Cakes III

Rating: 4.45 stars

These crab cakes are rich and moist with lots of meat and very little filling. Typical of finer restaurants!