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Sample recipes from Chesapeake Bay Cooking

Gertie’s Crab Cakes

Gertie Cleary hailed from Baltimore’s Greenmount Avenue and her cooking was legendary throughout St. Ann’s parish and northeast Baltimore...

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Tartar Sauce

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Crab Imperial, Baltimore Style

Here is the piece de resistance of Chesapeake Bay blue Crab dishes. Basically, an imperial is a richly spiced crab casserole that is served in individual portions. It is reserved for the most special of family occasions and is the showpiece selection at fine Chesapeake dinnerhouses. Restaurant reputations are often madeand unmadeon the basis of their success with this dish. Want to start a fight? Ask two or more Marylander how to make the best crab imperial. The answer is a matter of fierce family pride and, in most cases, involves a recipe passed through countless, generations. After several such scuffles, I arrived at the version of the fabled preparation.

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Oyster Roast

No matter what season you visit Rock Hall, Maryland, people are cooking up the finest Chesapeake seafood. During the cold winter months ...

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Maryland Panfried Chicken

You”ll have no trouble getting people to the table with this one. In fact, it”ll take a lot of shooing to keep them out of the kitchen w...

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Chesapeake Bay Seafood Stew

During the eighteenth century, French cuisine was the order of the day in Annapolis, Maryland, which then was considered the cosmopolitan...

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Rouille

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Fish Stock

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Kent County Corn Pudding

During summer harvest the corn from Kent County is the sweetest imaginable. I enjoy nothing better than eating it lightly cooked and righ...

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Southern Green Beans

While I’m a fan of tender young green beans that have been steamed or slightly blanched and dressed with nothing more than a squeeze of f...

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Country Ham and Fried Green Tomatoes with Cream

This St. Mary’s County breakfast features some of the best eating country life has to offer. After cooking the ham and tomatoes, don’t cl...

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Sweet Potato Pie

This is just one of the desserts served at the Saint Ann”s Church Hall Fish Fry. It reflects the rich Southern heritage of the Chesapeake...

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Pastry Dough for a Single-Crust Pie

Many people are intimidated by making pie crust from scratch, but they don't have to be. Making homemade pie dough only requires a few pantry ingredients, and it can come together in almost no time at all. This recipe for Pastry Dough for a Single-Crust Pie makes enough dough for one pie, but you can easily double this recipe to make a second crust. There are two secrets to tender, flaky pie crust don't use too much water, and don't over-mix the dough. Once you master your technique, this pie crust with shortening will be your new go-to recipe for holiday baking.

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