17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Seasoning the blue crabs

At the Maine Ave. Seafood market in Washington DC, the hardshell blue crab is king. But a heavy flurry of Old Bay Seasoning and steam turn blue crabs bright red and orange. They are iconic American food.

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Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States of America
Copyright: © Kim Kaplan