Friday, July 31, 2009

Soft Shell Crab

OMG I found a place where you can order soft shell crabs!

Linton's Seafood

1/2 dozen soft shell crabs for as low as 20 bucks... that's $3.33 per crab. Not bad, not bad at all - especially if you have ever had good soft shell crab. When its done right, oh, its sooo done right. My favorite is deep fried, but sauteed scampi style is a very close second!

Fried Soft Shell Crab

2 soft shell crabs per person
cracker meal

Thaw the crab if not fresh. Pat dry with paper towel. Dredge in flour for a thin coating. Dip in buttermilk, then cracker meal, then buttermilk again, then cracker meal. You could also use panko breadcrumbs if you like it crunchy. Deep fry in 350 degree oil until golden brown. Get creative on your plate presentation, too!

Sauteed Soft Shell Crab Scampi

2 soft shell crabs per person
salt and pepper
1 small onion, diced
2 TBS garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup stock (shrimp stock is best)
2 TBS butter

Thaw crabs if not raw. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet. Saute onions for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and crabs. Saute 3 minutes. Add lemon juice, wine, and stock. Reduce to almost 1/2 the liquid, should take about 6 minutes. Add butter. After butter is melted, add lots of chopped parsley. Serve over linguine, if desired.

And you might want to check out this option:
Soft Shell Crab BLT with Lemon Pepper Mayonaise
Oh no they didn't!!!


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Miranda said...

Yum! This looks great!!!

I must admit, I had a soft shell crab once in s sushi roll...It actually, hurt trying to chew and swallow...Maybe they did something wrong.

lalin831 said...

Made this for dinner tonight. Awesome and easy recipe. Only wish I could post the pic! Thanks.