|Scientific name:||Callinectes sapidus|
|Common name(s):||Blue Claw, Soft Shell Crab, Blue Swimming Crab|
|Similar species:||Stone Crab, Spiny Lobster Shrimp|
Common cooking methods:
Bake, Blacken, Boil, Broil, Deep Fry, Grill, Sauté, Sear, Steam
Sweet, delicate and tender, versatile Mississippi Gulf Blue Crabs are delicious in a number of preparations. They can bring a touch of elegance to any recipe. And the fun doesn’t stop when whole steamed Mississippi Gulf Blue Crab is on the table so grab your mallet and get down to delicious.
Mississippi Blue Crabs are harvested year-round with the most bountiful harvest occurring in the warm summer and fall months. Named for the light-blue tint on its claws, they have a thick shell that turns orange when cooked.