Foodie Call: Mallets Are Mandatory for Maryland-Style Crabs (Mo Rocca Helps)

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This week on Foodie Call, Justin Warner hangs with Mo Rocca (whom you may have spotted cooking in your grandmother’s kitchen). Watch as they get up close and personal with a delicacy from their home state: Maryland crabs.

Justin highlights the finer points of preparing crabs a la the Old Line State (steamed with beer, doused in J.O. seasoning and cracked open with a mallet). And Mo gets a darn good education in the process — and, well, makes a lot of crabby jokes along the way.

With Justin in the driver’s seat, there’s a twist in the seasoning, of course: smoked Maldon sea salt that’s easier than you think to re-create at home. By the end, thanks to Justin’s instructions for cracking open a crab, even the video crew is smacking on shells and enjoying a bite.

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