The weather is warming up, which means families all over Maryland are heading outside and firing up the grill. Marylanders also know that the warm weather also means eating delicious seafood outdoors- especially crab cakes! Start your summer off right by grilling some Box Hill crab cakes for your Memorial Day Weekend party or cookout!
Box Hill’s world famous crab cakes are already delicious and full of flavor, and grilling them only increases that flavor. However, you must know the proper technique to ensure your crab cakes don’t burn or stick to the grill. You will need a very clean and well-oiled cooking grate, or use a cast iron skillet on the surface of your grill.
If you choose to use the cast iron skillet, light some charcoal to make a very hot fire, then pour four tablespoons of oil into the skillet. Place the crab cakes in the oil, and put the skillet next to the coals, on an area of indirect heat. Next, close the dome to replicate a broiler, and flip the crab cakes after about ten minutes. Once they are golden brown, they are ready to eat!
A cookout is incomplete without sides, so be sure to have multiple side dish options to pair with the grilled crab cakes. Salads, corn, french fries, and potato salad are all great dishes to pair with crab cakes, as well as most spring/summer vegetables. Coleslaw is also a popular barbecue side dish that goes great with tasty grilled crab cakes.
Even more important than side dishes is the sauce, as a good sauce will bring out all the flavors of the crab cake. Some sauces that are perfect for summer include sweet and spicy mango puree, chipotle mayo, spicy avocado, and sour cream and lime zest dressing.
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We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.
Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.