Gourmet Corner - Blue Crab Bay Company

In 1984, a young woman named Pamela Barefoot had a dream — to move to Virginia’s isolated eastern shore and survive with her creativity. The rural coastal peninsula, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, offered a blank canvas for entrepreneurial opportunity, inspiring Pam to start her own business. Driving around the back roads in 1985, she envisioned items such as spice blends for clam and crab, two seafood species prevalent in the Chesapeake. The dream that started on a back road became a reality--jobs were created as products developed. Today the Blue Crab Bay line features outstanding award-winning products. 

Southern Living – "Bloody Mary mix and tins of snacks from Blue Crab Bay put all the others to shame."

25 Ounce
64 Ounce
STING RAY BLOODY MARY MIXER with Ocean Clam Juice: A true combination of Chesapeake Bay region flavors, Sting Ray® is a thick, rich blend of clam and tomato juices spiced with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning and freshly grated horseradish.
25 OUNCE: "Dressed" with weathered fishnet and a nautically tied cord, a bottle makes the perfect gift. Great alone, as a mixer, or cooking sauce. Recipe brochure included. All natural. 64 OUNCE (½ gallon): The same spicy Bloody Mary mixer is available in larger-sized plastic containers. Perfect for boaters, poolside parties and special events.

CLAM DIP KIT: A great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Gift box contains chopped sea clams (6.5 oz. tin) and Clam Dip Blend (¼ oz. packet). Makes one 2-cup serving of our popular clam dip (mayonnaise and cream cheese required).

SHRIMP DIP KIT: Kit contains a tin of Tiny Wild Cocktail Shrimp (6 oz.) and a packet of our Shrimp Dip Blend (1/4 oz.). Makes a 2-cup batch of Party Shrimp Dip (mayonnaise and cream cheese required). All-natural, product of USA.

CRAB DIP KIT: Our premium crabmeat (6.5 oz.) is packed in a gift box with our own Crab Dip Blend (1/2 oz.) and a recipe for "Company Crab Dip." Makes a 2-cup serving (cream cheese and sour cream required). Outstanding Appetizer Finalist, Fancy Food Show 1999
NY food critic Peachy Deegan – “Blue Crab Bay Co.'s Crab Dip Kit makes a perfect hors d'oeuvre for company - it is easy to keep in the pantry, a breeze to prepare and it tastes fantastic. The Premium Wild Crabmeat in this Crab Dip tastes as if it was freshly boiled. The Crab Dip Kit comes with easy to follow instructions that will make even the most tentative cook look accomplished. If you frequently participate in pot luck dinners or impromptu get togethers, think about loading up on these Crab Dip Kits; your friends will request it time and again. Blue Crab Bay Co's Crab Dip Kit will become your little secret -- so luxuriously good, yet so easy.”

DIP Individual-packets: CLAM DIP BLEND: Considered "addictive" by nearly everyone who tastes it. We guarantee rave reviews when you serve it! Recipe included. Leftover seasoning is wonderful with vegetables or in sauces. Salt free. 1/2 oz. packet makes three 2-cup batches. All natural.
SHRIMP DIP BLEND: Before making dip, steam your fresh shrimp with our Steaming Spices. Add some cream cheese, mayonnaise, and it's party time! Salt free. 1/2 oz. packet makes three 2-cup batches. All natural.

CRAB DIP BLEND: A special blend of seasonings to make crab dip. Also can be used in crab cakes and other crab recipes. Salt free. 1/2 oz. packet will make three 2-cup batches. All natural.
CHESAPEAKE BAY SEASONING: A spicy blend of salt,
herbs and spices, perfect for steaming crabs or shrimp, frying chicken, adding to soups, salads, popcorn, hamburgers, etc. 1.4 oz. packet. All natural.

SEAFOOD GRILLING SAUCE: Tempt your tastebuds with this yummy grilling sauce, perfect for any seafood or even just steamed vegetables. 9.5 fl. oz. glass bottle.

"Snacks from Blue Crab Bay put all the others to shame" 
Southern Living
CRAB HOUSE NUTS: Extra large gourmet Virginia peanuts cooked in peanut oil and seasoned with spicy Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. All-natural.

SEA SALT NUTS: Extra large Virginia peanuts cooked in peanut oil and dusted with sea salt crystals. Enjoy the crunchiness with just enough salt to satisfy your cravings. All natural.
SURF DOGGIES: Gourmet Virginia peanuts with spicy honey mustard seasoning. 

SKIPJACKS: Roasted large Virginia peanuts, blanketed in a crisp honey coating spiked with our Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. A deliciously addictive snack. All natural. 
BARNACLES: A spicy, mouthwatering snack mix made with Crab House Nuts®, oat bran sticks, cheddar fish-shaped crackers, pretzel balls, bagel chips and other goodies, all seasoned with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. 

CRAB HOUSE CRUNCH: Old fashioned peanut squares, sweet from the sugar, salty from the nuts, with the added fire of Chesapeake Bay Seasoning. All natural.
SHE-CRAB SOUP: She-Crab Soup is a creamy bisque-style soup flavored with the delicate meat and roe of the Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab. If desired, sprinkle with extra nutmeg, add additional dry sherry or garnish with fresh or canned crabmeat. Just add milk or cream, heat and serve. A 15 oz. tin serves four.


BLUE CRAB STONEWARE: Lead-free as well as microwave, dishwasher and oven-safe. 
SOUP/CHOWDER BOWL (above) and PIE/QUICHE DISH feature an original blue crab design by Eastern Shore artisan José Dovis. The soup/chowder bowls cry out for a tasty crab chowder or chili. The pie/quiche dish has many uses.