Crabby Father's Day

How is it that it took thirty years of living in Maryland for me to bring live crabs into my kitchen?  Not just the best crabs I’ve ever had (freshly caught and steamed in Baltimore’s cheapest) but also well worth the price of admission in entertainment value.

Also on the menu: fried oysters, hush puppies, corn on the cob, and not-quite-pickled cucumber salad.  Dessert was this cake; it really should have been Smith Island, to go with the Maryland theme, but chocolate and raspberries are Dad’s favorite combination.

*Crabs were harmed in the making of this film. They were also delicious.