Introducing a new find — Cameron’s Seafood, which has actually been around since 1985 when it was founded in Maryland. While Cameron’s Seafood can now be found in over ten locations across Maryland and Pennsylvania, you can now get their fresh seafood and crabs shipped directly to your door if based in the U.S.
When travelers think of Maryland, they will likely think of Maryland crab, which Cameron’s has a ton of — both Female and Male Maryland Steamed Blue Crabs. You can get a mix of small and medium crabs and opt to have them seasoned with their special blend or without. Their crabs are 100% authentic Maryland Blue Crabs caught daily and delivered the same day from Chesapeake Bay.
Blue crab is truly special in Maryland due to the growing conditions and estuary. Apparently from a scientific perspective, the need for hibernation is the main reason Maryland crabs taste better than other types of crab — and is said to taste better than blue crabs from other waters. They have a buttery flavor that is hard to find in other destinations.
Below, we are getting them ready to steam on the stove.
Steaming on the stove.
Their #1 Male crab, also known as a “Jimmy”, are typically the most sought after crabs because they have flakier meat and the #2 Male crab, are essentially smaller Jimmys. Jumbo crabs are simply very large Jimmys and are considered a rarity, therefore are not always available.
The Females, also known as “Sook” can be identified by the orange color on the tips of the claws or their dome shaped apron. The Sooks, which tend to have a denser meat, are typically sought after for the sweet taste and the egg roe that sometimes is present inside the crab.
Lobsters, Shrimp, Scallops, Crabcakes & More
Sadly, we didn’t have a chance to try any of their lobsters but hope to in the future so we can speak to their yumminess and the shipping process.
We went for Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with a Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcake mix. Cameron’s Maryland crab cake mix is made with Maryland blue crab jumbo lumps, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, eggs, and Cameron’s unique blend of 11 seasonings based in Old Bay. Unfortunately, we didn’t try their crab cakes on their own. Apparently they never freeze their crab cakes – bravo!
The stuffed shrimp is how they arrive on your doorstep and below is after tossing them in a frying pan – we sauteed them in a garlic oil, parsley and just a little pepper and sea salt.
Below is the finished “product” on a platter. The sweet thing is that it only took around ten minutes in a pan before being able to serve it.
Get your pans and platters out and order a favorite. Here are the pure, tender and mild sea scallops stuffed with their signature crab cake stuffing and garnished with a sprinkling of their classic seafood seasoning. Note that they suggest baking it.
Rather than bake them, although we’d love to try it and compare the difference, we sauteed them in a pan with a little olive oil, butter and garlic.
Head on over to https://www.cameronsseafood.com and start browsing. You can select the quantity, the type of seafood and in some cases, like the lobsters, whether you want them steamed or live as noted above.
What’s nice is that you can choose what day you want it delivered. All shipping methods are 24 to 48 hours but they use enough coolant to last at least 72 hours. Perishable packaging includes biodegradable gel packs and cutting edge Thermo Chill insulated foam containers within a corrugated box, which maintains temperatures between 34 and 38 degrees during delivery.
Note: the folks at Cameron’s sent us some shellfish to test out but all opinions expressed are entirely our own.