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Celebrating Mother's Day with steamed crabs

Posted at 5:38 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 17:39:17-04

KENT ISLAND, Md. — None of us are taking mom out to dinner this Mother's Day, so it's carry out again!

We've had steak, taco's, lasagna and now it's time for crabs!

Mother’s Day weekend is upon us and that means we’re looking to do things with the family and for mom. Here in Maryland, that usually means crabs.

"A lot of people are home and they’re like, 'Hey if I’m home, I’m going to get some crabs.'"

Bob Wittman owns Stevensville Crab Shack on Kent Island. A lot of us are getting used to this curb side delivery thing. Mike’s had this take out thing down for more than two decades now!

The demand is high, but the local crabs have not come up the bay yet.

"It’s been so cold and rainy up here, the winds been blowing every day," he said.

So, until the temperature picks up, the local crabs will be scarce and that drives the price up for a bushel.

"Some places are paying $300 to $350 a bushel," he explained.

Wittman say’s he understands that’s high, but every crab that is in that dozen is fat and juicy and they even throw in one for good measure.

Bob says that will change soon.

"When the weather warms up, we should see a more abundance of crabs and I can see the price coming down," he said.