Here's to the wish for an excellent blue crab season. They are slowly making a comeback around here. There is no substitute for freshly steamed & picked Eastern Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. They are good for you too - 3 ounces of blue crabmeat provides a full day's allowance B12. Don't be fooled into buying tinned crab meat from the eastern Pacific or China (shudder). The taste & texture are grossly inferior & there are sanitation concerns. Best save this recipe for special occasions warranting you either pick freshly steamed Jimmies you have bought or caught or pony up for for the $18/lb lump backfin. We enjoy throwing out our baited traps & then using handlines for sport while waiting to retrieve traps after a tidal cycle. This recipe in The Washington Post was adapted from Joyce Goldstein's "Mediterranean Fresh" (W.W. Norton, 2008).