Heat up your grill for this soft shell crab recipe from Marcia Selden Catering

27 Jul


Grill up some of these bad boys for your next BBQ! Pic courtesy of Robin Selden.


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!

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