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Best Food and Wine Pairings for Crab Cakes

Best Food and Wine Pairings for Crab Cakes

There’s more than one way to create the best crab cake meal. Choose the pairing of your choice.

With Father’s Day approaching and baseball season off and running, there are ample opportunities and reasons to make a delectable crab dish a part of the festivities. Crab cakes make a fine appetizer or main course centerpiece. To make it even more special, cook crabcakes yourself, prepared already for the baking by Eastern Shore Crabcakes. Pair with flavorful ingredients and your crab cake meal will be divine.

What Crab Meat to Use

Lump meat or backfin meat are the best to use, with no filler if possible. Eastern Shore Crab Cakes’ Mix is all lump meat, fresh, ready to cook, and never frozen. Our recipe uses traditional ingredients as well as our own proprietary seasonings. While crab cakes may typically be deep-fried or broiled, we recommend baking our crab meat for the best result.

The most crucial element to a good crab cake, however, is in the crab itself. Maryland blue crab boasts the highest protein levels for good health and a superb taste.

Best Foods

Speaking of taste, cooked crab is one of the most interesting meats to be found on the earth. Why? Its aroma analysis results in a complexity of notes far exceeding other types of meat. According to, cooked crab meat exhibits four main aroma categories (vegetable, green, fruity, and nutty) as well as diverse secondary aromas. Its vegetal aroma linked cooked crab most similarly to cooked potato, making cooked potatoes a good starting point for a side dish. From there, cooked crab, and thereby crab cakes, match well with ingredients such as mango, avocado, strawberry, chicken, cheese, beans, and so much more.

Best Wines

As seafood, crab cakes tend to go best with a crisp white wine. White wine will not overpower the fine taste of crab and will rather compliment it. Wine pairing connoisseurs seem to choose Chardonnay, Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris as top picks for crab. Even so, if white wine is not your top preference, the wine of your choice will do just as well.

Order Your Delicious Crab Creation from Eastern Shore Crab Cakes Today!

With a lifetime of history alongside the Chesapeake Bay, Chef Michael Matassa proudly creates Eastern Shore Crab Cakes for you and your family to enjoy. From warming crab soups to our classic crab cakes, there is something delicious for everyone at Eastern Shore Crab Cakes this year. Order your delicious crab meat products online, and visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn for more updates on your favorite Maryland crab dishes! We don’t cook, we create! Get your delicious crab cakes from Eastern Shore Crab Cakes today!

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