Grilled Soft-Shell Crab

Soft Shell Crab
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12 Crabs (4 to 6 Servings)

This is a quick and easy way to prepare an unforgettable seafood dish. These soft-shell crabs are grilled and brushed with a flavorful herb sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 12 soft-shell crabs
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL tarragon leaves, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill. In a small bowl combine all ingredients except the crabs.
  2. Mix well and brush over the bottom of crabs. Place crabs over medium fire and bastes the topside.
  3. Grill for about 6 minutes per side, basting often. Once cooked, through, remove from heat and serve.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 454
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 192 mg
Sodium 1,683 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 43 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)