The Spice Is Nice!

If you’re a fan of seafood, you’ll love Maryland blue crabs! They’re a popular delicacy in the Chesapeake Bay region, and for good reason. Steamed to perfection, these crabs are packed with flavor and make for a great meal with friends and family. One of the best ways to prepare Maryland blue crabs is with a classic seasoning mix like Hooper Crab House Spice.

The Hooper Crab House Spice recipe is a blend of ingredients that complement the natural sweetness of the crabs while adding a little bit of spice.

Some chefs like to add Fin City’s White Marlin Pale Ale to the steaming process to add an extra layer of flavor to the crabs. The light and crisp notes of the beer work well with the spices and give the crabs a refreshing taste.

Maryland blue crabs with Hooper Crab House Spice are a great meal for any occasion, from a backyard BBQ to a family gathering. The spice mix is easy to make and adds a kick of flavor to the crabs that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself why Maryland blue crabs with Hoopers spice and Fin City Pale Ale are a local favorite!

Here’s how to prepare steamed Maryland blue crabs with Hooper Crab House Spice:


  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 2,5 cups of water
  • Hooper Crab House Spice
  • 1 dozen Maryland blue crabs
  • Fin City’s White Marlin Pale Ale (optional)


  1. In a large pot, bring the water, vinegar, and beer to a boil.
  2. Place the crabs in the pot and add a generous dose of Hooper Crab House Spice (optional).
  3. Cover the pot with a lid and let the crabs steam for about 15-20 minutes, or until the shells turn bright red.
  4. Remove the crabs from the pot and serve hot.
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