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Named by Lord Baltimore in honor of English King Charles 1ís Wife, Queen Henrietta Maria, who was popularly known as Queen Mary.

Nickname: Free State
Statehood: April 28, 1788
State Song: Maryland My Maryland
State Motto: With the shield of thy goodwill thou hast covered us
State Flower: Black-eye Susan
State Tree: White Oak
State Bird: Baltimore Oriole
State Fish: Striped Bass/ Blue Claw Crab
State Insect: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly


Crab Soup
2 tbsp butter      
2 hard cooked eggs
1 green onion, finely chopped    
White pepper      
1 stalk celery, finely chopped 
Dash of Tabasco     
2 tbsp flour
1/3 cup dry Maderia     
1 qt Milk
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped    
2 cups heavy cream
3 cups crab, cooked and picked over

In a heavy saucepan, melt butter, add the onion and celery, and cook until the onion is soft but not browned. Stir in the flour, then add the milk and cream and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let cool a few minutes. Add the crabmeat with the eggs. When ready to serve, warm the soup briefly to 180 degrees over low heat stirring. Do not allow to boil. Taste, season with salt, pepper, and the hot sauce. To serve, place a small amount of Madeira in each soup bowl, add the soup, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with the paprika.

Maryland Fish Fillets
4 fish fillets, 6 oz, each   
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
1 lemon for garnish
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese      
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp Dijon mustard      
1/4 tsp ground pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. To prepare the sauce, in a small saucepan, combine cheddar and milk. Cook, stirring, over medium low heat until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth about 5 minutes. Stir in the mustard and pepper. Place the fish fillets on a rack on a broiler pan. Brush them with the sauce. Bake until sauce is bubbly and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. About 5 to 8 minutes. Place fish on serving plates; sprinkle with the chopped dill. Garnish with dill sprigs and lemon peel.


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Editor: Carole

Eva designed these graphics especially
for this page for CFF! Aren't they beautiful?
Thanks, Eva!!!