We’re entering prime grilling season here, people, so it’s nice to add something new to your arsenal of go-to dishes. So, might we suggest taking things in a new direction with soft shell crabs, cooked up real nice on your grill? It’s really the perfect summer dish, but don’t wait on this too long . . . soft shell crab season only goes until half way through September.
Here it is, Grilled Soft Shell Crab from our buds at Marcia Selden Catering:
Juice of 4 Limes, more for seasoning
2 T Tequila
1 clove Garlic, minced
3 T Shallots, minced
1 Jalapeno, seeded and minced
¼ C chopped Fresh Cilantro
½ C Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
8 Soft Shell Crabs
4 Limes, to serve with Crabs
Whisk the lime juice, tequila, garlic, shallots, jalapeno, and cilantro together in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Place the crabs in a single layer in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the crabs. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
On a medium hot grill, grill crabs for 2-3 minutes each side. Transfer the crabs to a serving platter and serve with wedges of fresh lime. #YUM!