Grilled Soft-Shell Crab

Soft Shell Crab
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
454 Calories
27g Fat
10g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 454
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 1683mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 43g
Calcium 189mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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.

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