Maryland Soft Shell Crabs

Maryland Soft Shell Crabs - 8 Item #: A-35A
$54.95
Maryland Soft Shell Crabs- 16 Item #: A-35
$99.95
About 3.5-4" in diameter

Maryland Soft Shell Crabs

Overview

Caught just after dropping their hard outer shell, soft-shell crabs are a delicacy, with their sweet taste and silky texture. Fully cleaned and flash frozen, our soft-shells are sized "medium", a small-sized crab about 3.5-4" in diameter. Enjoy in sandwiches, or lightly sautéed. 1-2 is a serving.

These soft shell crabs arrive cleaned and frozen. If thawing crabs, thaw under refrigeration before cooking. DO NOT THAW OR COOK IN PACKAGE. Cut film to remove crabs.

For each of the following, unwrap soft shell crabs then thaw thoroughly, preferably by leaving them covered, in the refrigerator.

Sautéing: Sprinkle soft crabs with salt and pepper. Coat crabs with flour (or substitute). Sauté crabs in a hot frying pan in a small amount of cooking oil or margarine until golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.

For an extra crispy crunch when baking, cook crabs at 350°F for 8 minutes, flip and cook for 4 more minutes.

Suggested Recipe for Broiliing or Grilling:
Marinade Ingredients:  Soft shell crabs, 1-1/2 cups white wine, 5-6 drops hot sauce, 2 garlic cloves (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder), 1/4 cup soy sauce, olive oil
Instructions:  Mix all ingredients together except for the soft crabs. Add mixture to a baking dish. Add soft crabs, cover and marinate for 30 minutes. Place soft crabs on grill and cook until crabs turn red, approximately 7-10 minutes. Baste with marinade and turn often. To broil, follow the same procedures except broil instead of grill.

Suggested Recipe for Breading: Use a standard coating/breading or make your own by using half flour and half cornmeal, seasoned with garlic powder, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne.

Overview

Soft Shell Crabs (Callinectes Sapidus)

Contains: Crustacean Shellfish (Crab).