Steamed Crabs = Birthday Celebration

My boyfriend's birthday is today...Happy Birthday Kevin!

What did the birthday boy, born and raised in Maryland, request? STEAMED CRABS.

We headed down to Canton Dockside since we think they have the best crabs within a few miles from us. If you are downtown - this is the place to go. While our crabs were steaming, we each ordered soup since I was about to eat the sugar packets on the table. I was starving.

Cup of Cream of Crab

Cup of Maryland Crab

Both soups had a ton of flavor and big chunks of crab. The crabs came and they were huge, so we were HAPPY.

This girl could use some sun.

Beer is a necessity while picking crabs. My girly beer of choice - Bud Light w/ Lime.After I was filled to the brim with crab meat - I started making a pile. The waitress came over and asked me if I wanted to come work in the back.

Here is a close-up to make you crab lovers drool. All that meat is going to be used to make a delicious appetizer for later tonight. Some friends are coming over for happy hour before we go out to celebrate the birth of my boyfriend.

When we got home, Oscar had a field day with my hands. He is a licker - it is his one downfall.

We needed something sweet after dinner. Please notice the cut on my thumb - a battle wound from all my crab picking.

Now I am not a big ice cream person, but I could eat this entire pint by myself. It is the best flavor they've got.

Oscar and Lucy wanted to wish Kevin a Happy Birthday!

Oscar and his bear

Lucy with her cute kitty paws...love them.

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!

Wait! Question Fun...

Have you ever had steamed crabs? If not, do you want to or does it gross you out?


VeggieGirl March 27, 2009 at 9:51 AM  


Aww, Oscar and Lucy :-)

I've had steamed crabs before - obviously many years ago though, hahaha.

lesley March 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM  

Happy Birthday to your boyfriend!!! Looks like you guys have a GREAT time : )

I haven't even had them but I'd sure love to try them!! YUM!

Erica March 27, 2009 at 10:15 AM  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love steamed crabs! yummmmmm - all that old bay deliciousness! Enjoy your weekend :)

RunningLaur March 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

I LOVE crabs. It's my one major miss from home. We'd drive across the border, get a bushel and pick all day long.
Can't wait to see what the appetizer is!

Melissa March 27, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

Happy B-Day to Kevin.

It's my hubby's birthday today as well.

Rose March 27, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

What a fun night out for Kevin's birthday!

Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

Happy birthday to Kevin! OMG CRABSSS! i didn't know they were in season already! oh mannnnn i love a crab feast!! and bud light lime is the perfect beer to go with it! i agree!

lauren March 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

melissa\well some great men were born on this day. :)

dailygood\I actually think they get them from Louisiana since they arent in season up here yet. BUT, they are really good!

I Run for Fun March 27, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

Happy brithday to Kevin! Lucy and Oscar look adorable as always.

I LVOE Steamed crabs...with garlic sauce. Mmmm. It's my favorite seafood and my husband and I sometimes drive to this amazing Blue Claw Crab restaurant almost 2 hours away from home just to have them!

Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 27, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

Happy Birthday Kevin!

The true sign of love is if someone will pick a crab for you. My dad always does it for me. Love that man.

Julie March 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

never steamed crabs but it seems like so much fun!

kara March 27, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

Crabs are my birthday meal of choice, too!!! I can't wait for summer and crab feasts!!

Grace March 27, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

My birthday's get better and better everyone more that I spend with you! I am the luckiest man in the world!

Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 12:39 PM  

Happy birthday to kevin!
I've never had steamed crab before yet, which is a disgrace because I live so close to maryland. but I'd LOVE to try them some time and get my hands all messy with them! sounds like great fun, AND great taste!

Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 12:57 PM  


Mmmm beer :) That ice cream sounds good too!

Surprisingly, I have NEVER liked any sort of seafood so nope haven't had steamed crabs haha

Meghann March 27, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

Happy Birthday Kevin!

Yes I've had steamed crabs before, I never thought that someone wouldn't have. Maybe its becuase I'm from the south? I do love me some crabs and seeing this post makes me realize it has been far too long since I have had some. :)

Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

I never even heard of that flavor H&D...graham crackers in my ice cream is my favrotie and this looks delish. I am going to make an attempt to find something weekend :)

aron March 27, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

crabs scare me... as does all seafood :)

i loooove kitty paws!!!

Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 1:35 PM  

Happy Birthday Kevin! I have never had steamed crabs before, and even though they are messy, I have always wanted to try them =)

runjen March 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

I am practically drooling at that cream of crab soup!!!

Betsy March 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

Happy birthday to your man!

I had steamed crabs down in GA recently and they were soooo good! Very addicting!

Erin March 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM  

Happy bday Kevin!
Um, have I ever had crabs?! I practically grew up in MD, so, yep. Honest, they're good, but such a pain in the ass to pick. Next time, I'm bringing you along to do the work for me.

Beer Lover March 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

your steamed crab looks terrific!

happy birthday kevin :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! March 27, 2009 at 9:31 PM  

happy B-day to Kevin!
crabs look amazing!!! ~~~

ttfn300 March 27, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

haha, that looks like a fun outing for the bday boy!! have fun tonight and thanks (or maybe not) for that ice cream review... i had been tempted but now might cave :-P

Anonymous March 28, 2009 at 12:17 AM  

Happy Birthday to Kevin!!

I've had crab before, but never anything that looked THAT good. I really want to try it with all the delicious seasoning - yum!

Lori March 29, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

That crab looks amazing and yes I want some for sure! I have yet to make it to Maryland and enjoy such amazing food. I will one day though. Everything looks so good. Funny about your invitation to work there. Ha, ha! Happy b-day to your boyfriend!

Juliet March 29, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

Whoa that's a lot of crab. And yes, I've been to one of "those steamed crab places". It is definitely an adventure!

Sarah March 30, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

I've wondered about that frozen yogurt flavor! Now I'll have to try it... I've been curious how the granola in a frozen treat it.

And yes, I LOVE steamed crab!

Look Younger March 31, 2009 at 3:05 AM  

The steamed crabs looks fabulous!

HangryPants March 31, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

I've never had crab at all, but that yogurt looks awesome! Is there granola in it?

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