Our soft-crab recipes are simple and easy to prepare. Cooking times are for average-size crabs. Adjust time for smaller or larger crabs. Mariner’s Menu shares a recipe for Baked Soft-Shell Crabs.
Southern seafood cooking developed naturally. A diversity of waters — bayous, bays, streams, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean — produced a diversity of foods such as finfish, oysters, blue crabs, shrimp, clams and scallops. Over time, a diversity of cuisines followed. Mariner’s Menu shares a recipe for Deviled Clams.
No matter where you live, you can cook and enjoy soft crabs in a variety of ways. They taste absolutely delicious sautéed, baked, broiled and grilled. For additional flavors, serve them stuffed or with sauces. Mariner’s Menu shares a recipe for Golden-Fried Soft-Shell Crabs.
Unlike other mollusks, scallops are not sold in the shell. They are highly perishable and are shucked immediately after capture. Markets sell them fresh or frozen. Mariner’s Menu shares a recipe for Rich Scallop Soup.
Remember to cook clams only until tender. Overcooking toughens them. Also, watch the amount of salt you add to clam dishes. Many clams taste salty naturally, and any additional salt will be too much. Mariner’s Menu shares a recipe for Linguine with Clam Sauce.