CRISFIELD — Do you have a favorite recipe using Maryland Blue Crab? If so, it may be a prize winner. Entries are now being accepted for the National Hard Crab Derby’s 57th annual Crab Cooking Contest set for Friday, Sept. 3, at Somerset Intermediate School in Westover.
Contestants will compete for plaques and cash prizes ranging from $50 to $100 in each of the four divisions: Appetizers, Crab Cakes, Main Dish, and Soups/Salads. From the top recipe in each category, judges will select a Grand Prize winner for an additional $100. The Best Presentation dish will also receive honors.
More information and an application are online at www.nationalhardcrabderby.com (click on Cooking Contest) or call the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce at 410-968-2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry deadline is Aug. 24.
The Crab Cooking Contest receives support from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Seafood Marketing Program.