Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Soft shell crabs







We spent a day and a half away from home, availing ourselves of the opportunity to use a friend's summer home on the eastern shore of Maryland. It was only a two-hour drive from DC and we stopped for lunch at a Red, Hot and Blue BBQ place we've been fond of for many, many years. After getting our gear into the house and chilling out for an hour or so, we went off to get provisions for dinner. There is a very fine fresh seafood store down the road called Kool Ice. When we spied the soft shells our minds were instantly made up. They were only $2.50 each and 2 apiece for a dinner as marvelous as it turned out seemed like a really good deal. We also found fresh Virginia corn and zucchinis and summer squash. Normally we would dredge the crabs in flour, but we couldn't find any in the house. So I just sauteed them in some nice hot olive oil and butter. About 3 minutes per side.








11 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

Crab is my favorite seafood, this one is on the top of the list YUM!

Pam said...

Crab is great and lucky you for having it so available and fresh and really cheap! I knew we should've moved to a coastal area!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Those are dirt cheap crabs! Sounds like a perfect dinner for the sea shore :) Your weekend away sounds really nice & relaxing.

Pam said...

Sounds like the perfect dinner to me!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Ohh I love soft shell crabs too! especially Japanese deep fried style! But Your recipe is ideal for home cooking :)

Mary said...

Stephen, you asked about my reading comments. I not only read them all, I respond to them. I am currently a day behind in responses due to eye strain that limits the time I can spend at the computer. I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Blessings...Mary

Jenn said...

Yum... I love soft shell crabs. They are so hard to find out here and when you do, they are always so expensive... you got a screaming deal :)

Anonymous said...

To all the faithful readers of Steve's great food blog, I have to say that we on Maryland's Eastern Shore not only enjoy our soft crabs on a lunch or dinner plate (the custom is to put a softer shell crab between two slices of white bread), we sometimes quarter them and use them as fish bait. Yes we do!

Chris said...

I have never been able to eat soft shell crabs, the idea just gets in my head.

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

Goodness, this looks great. Reminds me of a spider tool I once had in Seattle!

Joseph said...

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