Succulent Maryland Style Crab Cakes & Zesty Dipping Sauces

With the natural sweetness of crabmeat and a little zesty seasoning, a good crab cake makes any meal feel like a special occasion. Enjoy the amazing flavor of lump crab for brunch or dinner by pairing our Hickory Farms Maryland Style Crab Cakes and dipping sauces.

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The Crab Cakes

Made from 65% lump crabmeat and Chesapeake-style seasonings, our Pfaelzer Brothers crab cakes give you all of the natural crab flavor you crave. Whether you prefer to bake, broil, or fry your cakes, you can whip up a luxurious meal right from your freezer.

A Classic Combination

When thinking of flavors that pair well with seafood, lemon and dill are two of the first to come to mind. Bring these traditional flavor profiles together in one delicious sauce for a perfect accompaniment to our crab cakes.

First, create a creamy base for your sauce by mixing together mayonnaise and buttermilk. Then, add some chopped dill, fresh parsley, and minced garlic. For a bright note, stir in a bit of lemon juice and lemon zest. Once everything is mixed together, leave it in the refrigerator for a bit to thicken.

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Bring the Heat

To jazz up your crab cakes, try adding a little heat with a spicy mayo sauce. For this super simple dipping sauce, just mix together a dab of mayo with some freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt and pepper, and as much chili sauce as you can handle.

A Spicy Take on Tartar

What happens when you take the basic ingredients of tartar sauce and add in some spice? You get a bold sauce with just enough crunch. To make this kicked up version of the classic seafood pairing, mix mayonnaise together with horseradish, chili sauce, chopped capers, shallots, and apple cider vinegar. Finish the sauce with lemon juice and our Sweet Hot Mustard.

With these easy-to-make sauces and our decadent Maryland Style Crab Cakes, you are never far away from a delicious meal. Bring home our Hickory Farms crab cakes today to treat your family to a special meal that can be on the table in moments.

Succulent Grilled Lobster Tail Recipes for the Grill

With a subtle sweetness and rich flavor, no matter how you cook it, lobster is always delicious, but you can’t go wrong by adding a little smokiness on the grill. Experience lobster in a whole new way with our Pfaelzer Brothers Premium Lobster Tails and these keys to great grilled lobster.

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Getting Ready for Grilling

The first step is making sure that your lobster tail is properly prepared for the grill. First, lay the tail shell-side up on a cutting board. Then, using a sharp knife, slice down the center of the lobster shell, taking care not to cut all the way through the meat. Finish by folding the shell back at the slice, exposing the delicious meat inside.

Once your lobster is ready, add your own personal touch with these lobster tail recipes for the grill.

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Accentuate the Lobster Flavor

Let the lobster speak for itself, and keep it simple with a marinade of olive oil, chives, garlic, and salt and pepper.

Lobster also works wonderfully with fruity flavors. For a unique sauce, make one out of nectarines and limes by pureeing the fruit and lime juice together with olive oil, salt, and a bit of habanero pepper.

Add Some Heat

If you are craving a little taste of the islands, you will love a jerk version of your lobster. To make your own spicy jerk sauce, start by sauteeing garlic, ginger, a scotch bonnet pepper, and scallions. Then, add some Caribbean spice with allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. For extra depth of flavor, finish with chicken stock, soy sauce, lime juice, and brown sugar. Spoon the sauce over the lobster while grilling and serve with coconut rice.

For an upscale twist on classic pub food, try lobster nachos. After grilling your lobster, roughly chop the meat. Then layer the lobster onto tortilla chips with salsa and our Farmhouse Cheddar. Finish the nachos by melting the cheese under a broiler.

No matter how you top it, grilled lobster is a truly special treat. Make a decadent meal in no time by ordering our Caribbean Premium Lobster Tails from Pfaelzer Brothers.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Hickory Farms Gift Baskets

On Father’s Day, it’s time to fire up the grill and raise a toast to the men who have made a difference in our lives. To really thank your dad for all that he has done, you want to give him a gift that he will treasure. For the dad with refined tastes, treat him to the high-quality ingredients and bold flavors of these Hickory Farms Father’s Day gifts.

Make it a real party

Fresh from the farm, the Toast the Traditions basket is overflowing with a delicious assortment. Healthy dads will love that the basket comes with fresh fruit, including Red D’Anjou Pears, as well as our Mixed Nuts and Roasted Salted Pistachios. For the perfect pairing, slice up the creamy and delicious Farmhouse Cheddar or Smoked Cheddar Blend and pour a glass of the La Crema Chardonnay. To satisfy your dad’s sweet tooth, he will be thrilled with the Chocolate Covered Cashews.

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Give the gift of variety

If your dad loves to entertain, the Hickory Farms Warm & Hearty Welcome Gift Box is the perfect choice. Full of some of our most popular items, this gift box features everything you need for a delicious snack platter.

Meat lovers will rejoice at the assortment of sausages, including our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and our deliciously sweet Brown Sugar & Honey Turkey Summer Sausage. For the cheese fans, you will find our Smoked Cheddar Blend, our Three Cheese and Onion Blend, and our Farmhouse Cheddar. Combine these with our crackers and mustards, and you have made any dad’s dream snack.

Go for sophisticated

For dads that enjoy the finer things in life, you can’t go wrong with the Signature Gift Box with Red Wine. This classic assortment includes our Summer Sausage, three of our most popular cheeses, and the vibrant fruit notes of the Murphy Goode Cabernet Sauvignon.

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With so many different options to choose from, Hickory Farms has the perfect gift box to please every dad. Be sure to order soon to give your dad a Father’s Day gift to remember.