Fresh Maine crabmeat


Crabmeat can be added on the week of shipping if I’m able to obtain it.  Keep your fingers crossed!

8 oz of fresh, delicious Maine crabmeat usually shipped within 24 hours of picking. This is actually my favorite seafood to eat plain (although I love it with mayonnaise too).  Very sweet, very subtle, and unlike other crabmeat, quite flaky (see photo – those are large pieces). You will LOVE it!


Out of stock


Please note crabmeat supply is limited and it is not uncommon to have difficulty obtaining it.  As a result, I’m taking it out of stock.  If I’m able to obtain crabmeat I’ll let folks who’ve placed an order for that week add it on.

Eight ounce tub of premium hand-picked Maine crabmeat, picked by Port Clyde Fresh Catch in Port Clyde Maine, the easternmost groundfishing port in the US.

Lobster may be Maine’s best-known seafood product, but I’ll take crabmeat over lobster every time (except maybe when it comes to lobster scrambled eggs – lobster wins that battle).  The only drawback is how long it takes to pick the meat, but fortunately you don’t have to worry about that:  I’m offering hand-picked crabmeat in 8 oz containers.  Do you like lobster rolls?  Try a crab roll (while you’re at it you should also try a pan-seared scallop roll).   This stuff is great in any recipe calling for crab, but the flavor is so delicate and pure, I definitely recommend simple preparations. I like it with just a little mayonnaise and maybe a splash of lemon juice and a dash of celery salt. Or drizzled with butter and lemon. Try it straight out of the tub. It’s pure ocean deliciousness.

Rock crab and Jonah crab are a “bycatch” product of the lobster fishery – they’re caught in traps along with the lobster.  This crabmeat is hand picked, and since hand picking crabmeat is laborious and difficult, your tub may contain a few stray bits of shell so be sure to look it over before you chow down.

Crabmeat is delicious when fresh and I’ve enjoyed it frozen many times but unlike with scallops the quality definitely suffers.  This  delicious fresh crabmeat should be great for 2-3 days after you receive it as long as you keep it very cold.  Please note, this delicate crabmeat is picked and then shipped within 48 hours.  You can’t get that guarantee anywhere else. Store it as you would scallops.  Instructions will be included with each shipment.

Lobster meat is incredibly popular but also very expensive: crabmeat is still affordable and as mentioned, I find it far superior to lobster in most applications.  So go ahead and give this a try!

Please note: Crabmeat is the most perishable of all the items I ship. Please plan to consume within 3 days of receipt, preferably 2.  And I don’t recommend freezing it.  While many people do that, I don’t like the change in texture and flavor.