|The first five of the season|
We made it down to the boat this past weekend, but discovered on Saturday that we still had the pink antifreeze filtering through our fresh water supply. So instead of heading out for a sail, we stayed at the dock and flushed out our fresh water tanks for most of the day.
While waiting for the antifreeze to be flushed, I went and picked up some crab bait and put the trap over the side. When I first checked later on Saturday afternoon, there were two mating pairs of blue crabs in the trap, so I returned it to the water and we decided to hold off until Sunday for our eagerly anticipated first crab feast of the season (Maryland doesn’t allow non-commercial crabbers like us to keep the females).
|Steaming the crabs|
I don’t know which of us loves crabs more, but Cindy had a huge grin on her face as she was waiting for the crabs to cook.
|Is that anticipation or what?|
|Let the feast begin!|
The crabs in our catch were surprisingly big for this early in the season, as well as delightfully sweet and full of flavor. Usually blue crabs don’t have their flavor develop until well into the summer, but these were excellent.