The true blue Maryland crab burger is made with Maryland blue crab without any breadcrumbs or fillers, creating a crab cake that is more like a burger. The patty is formed by folding in a mousse made from shellfish such as lobster tails, scallops, and wild blue shrimp, adding an abundance of flavor. The burger is pan-seared, then cooked in the oven, and served on an olive oil bun with house-made condiments like cucumber tomato relish or spicy sambal for an extra kick.
True Blue Maryland Crab Burger
Maryland blue crab / lobster tails / scallops / wild blue shrimp
From Prep to Plate
Seth Tillman heads to Washington, D.C. restaurant FishScale to experience their signature dish, the mouthwatering true blue Maryland crab burger. Chefs and co-owners Brandon and Kristal Williams walk Seth through their take on a Maryland classic, made using the finest Maryland blue crab. No breadcrumbs or fillers here, just pure crab meat packed into a delicious burger. Brandon shares the secret behind their unique creation — a shellfish mousse made from lobster tails, scallops, and wild blue shrimp. This culinary invention requires precision and care, resulting in a flavor-packed patty. Watch as they carefully assemble the burger, season it with pink Himalayan salt and pepper, and add their house-made cucumber tomato relish for the perfect balance of flavors.