5 Ways To Savor Soft-Shell Crabs Right Now

This seasonal treat won't be around forever!
May 2, 2014 1:30 pm
recipes for soft shell crabs

It's time for one of our favorite seasonal specialties! Brush up on the basics of prepping and cooking soft-shell crabs and dive into any of the recipes below. And heck, because the season's so short we included a few recipes that would benefit from a fried soft-shell crab instead of whatever crab was listed when these guys weren't in prime season.

Jameis Winston: Heisman Winner, Crab Thief

FSU quarterback (looking to boil) in some hot water
Apr 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Word comes early this morning that Heisman Trophy winner and reigning college football National Champion Jameis Winston was issued a written citation yesterday for shoplifting crab legs from supermarket chain Publix. Yes, you read that right: Florida State’s star quarterback (and outfielder) can now add “seafood thief” to a rapidly growing resume. Read on.

Bacon Crab Melt Panini Recipe

Gooey goodness layered onto sourdough for lunch
Nov 9, 2013 12:30 pm
Photo: Kathy Strahs

This sandwich starts with crabmeat that’s tossed in a dressing with tons of bright, fresh flavors and then layered onto sourdough bread with sliced tomato, bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. And then, of course, it gets all toasty and melty on the grill. I’m not ashamed to admit that I like to indulge in such things from time to time. Somehow I have a feeling I’m not the only one!

10 High-End Small Bites For Your Classy Labor Day Party

Use the day off to step it up from boring snacks
Aug 31, 2013 2:00 pm

So you're the guy who put out chips and salsa, eh? Impressive. Here's a thought: make the party that much more memorable by knocking out a couple of our fancy small-bite recipes before everyone arrives. From simple mini summer squash "sandwiches" and jazzed up shrimp cocktail to full-on mini cheeseburgers and lobster rolls, there's a party food in the mix that will speak to you. And then fly off the platter.  

How To Eat A Blue Crab

Crab season: break out the mallets and get messy!
Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm

It's the height of blue crab season and tickets have just gone on sale for the third annual Hammer & Claws, New York's only authentic (or so they say) all-you-can-eat Maryland blue crab feast, September 21 and 22. We spoke to Hammer & Claws founder and Maryland native, Joshua Morgan, for tips for how to master the messy, often intimidating, but delectable, seasonal specialty. Here is the easiest way to break down and eat a crab, the Maryland way.  

Fried Soft Shell Crab Po Boy Recipe

A Greek take on the po boy from NYC's famed Molyvos
Jul 28, 2013 10:01 am

When it comes to seafood presented in the most appealing possible way — fresh, casual and delicious — it's hard to beat the Greeks. We love going to NYC's Molyvos for the moussaka and other comfort foods, but...

Thai Curry With Catfish And Crab Recipe

Some like Thai curry hot, others like it hotter
Jul 17, 2013 12:01 pm
Photo: Björn Tesch

We got our hands on one of the best fish cookbooks we've encountered in recent memory, authored by two of Sweden's best-known chefs. What you'd never be able to tell from the cover is how rock-crazy these guys are — their "pairings" encourage you to listen to the White Stripes, Kiss, Smashing Pumpkins and the Beatles (among others) while you prepare a spectacular fish dish, like this Thai curry with catfish and crab.

Fried Soft-Shell Crabs Benedict Recipe

Add fried crab to punch up a Sunday morning classic
Apr 27, 2013 10:01 am
soft shell crab brunch
Photo: Helene Dujardin

Normally we'd never endorse Hollandaise-in-a-packet, but you're finding soft-shell crabs for brunch, setting up a dredge station, frying and draining the things and poaching eggs. If we asked you to make real Hollandaise (read: we're asking you to make real Hollandaise) it might be a little much for a Saturday morning.   


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