Maryland Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are considered the best in the world. By perfecting your crab-eating technique you'll ensure you net every bit of their succulent meat. Baltimore's oldest crab house, S. DiPaula & Sons Seafood, ships fresh steamed crabs year-round. Order up a bunch, and get cracking. Market price, dipaula.com
Seafood takes on a casual attitude when made into sandwiches. Enjoy convenient canned tuna dressed up with fresh herbs, zesty dressings, or crunchy fresh vegetables; grilled salmon fillets; fresh tuna burgers; simple and delicate lobster, shrimp, and crab salads; and po'boys made with crunchy fried flounder or scallops.
Mini crab cakes encrusted with sesame seeds get a kick from wasabi and soy sauce. The toppings of wasabi, mayonnaise, cucumber, and pickled ginger add creaminess, crispness, and tang, as well as color.