A Taste of Maryland for the Holiday Season
The transition from late summer to fall brings the holiday season to the forefront. As the weather gets colder, you might find yourself retreating into the comfort of cozy clothing and heartwarming foods. And while it seems like we just planned the last Thanksgiving dinner, the time has come to think about how to set your holiday table.
One of the best parts of being home for the holidays is being, well, home. When it isn't possible to return to your hometown or spend the holidays with your whole family, you can still enjoy some of the comfort foods you’ve been craving. For those of us from Maryland, that means – you guessed it – seafood.
The holiday season is a time to enjoy your favorite people and your favorite holiday foods. Celebrate the holidays like a true Marylander by adding our best regional dishes to your holiday spread this year. Crab Dynasty’s shipping policies make it easy to ship fresh Maryland crabs, oysters, and more right to your door or send a loved one the gift of fresh Maryland seafood.
Maryland Crabs for the Holidays
If you miss the Mid-Atlantic, nothing tastes of home quite like Maryland Hard Shell Crabs. Add traditional steamed hard-shell blue crabs to your holiday table as a nod to your Maryland roots. Flavor with another Maryland favorite, Old Bay seasoning, to impress everyone at your holiday table.
Our lump Maryland Crab Cakes can be broiled or fried for a fun, unexpected side dish to bring to Friendsgiving. If you prefer to make your own, you can buy live blue crabs or jumbo lump crab meat so you can use your favorite aunt’s recipe.
Holiday meals should feel like a warm hug. Swap a more traditional appetizer for a steaming bowl of Maryland Crab Soup. Our frozen, sweet, hard-shell Maryland soup crabs are available year-round. The recipe features simple ingredients for a heartwarming starter for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday.
Start your Boxing Day with a Maryland twist on a New York classic. Make crab Eggs Benedict featuring Maryland Soft Shell Crab – soft shell crab is a crowd-pleaser, so whether you make brunch to enjoy with your family or while nursing a sugar hangover from all the Christmas cookies, fried crab Eggs Benedict will hit the spot.
Maryland Seafood for the Holidays
There’s more to Maryland than blue crab! Explore even more regional favorites for your holiday table.
Add a Maryland element to the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The Rockfish was named the official fish of the State of Maryland in 1965. Maryland Rockfish, also known as Striped Bass, is a bold, flavorful fish with soft, thick, and flaky meat.
It’s officially oyster season in Maryland, and nothing says New Year's Eve quite like Maryland oysters and champagne. The Chesapeake Bay is home to some of the best oysters in the United States. Our Chesapeake oysters are wonderfully balanced with a slight sweetness due to the rivers flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. The distinctive taste of these oysters will transport you home no matter where you’re ringing in the new year.
Maryland Desserts for the Holidays
No celebration is complete without dessert, and Maryland has some of the best sweets. You’ll be the favorite dinner guest when you bring an iconic Maryland dessert to share.
The Maryland legislature named Smith Island Cake the state’s official dessert in 2008. This confection is famous for eight thin layers of yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing. Baltimore natives away from home might crave a Snowball or two around the Fourth of July. The shaved ice and marshmallow topping are perfect for a Fourth of July party or in lieu of a wedding cake at your nuptials.