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Broiled Soft-Shell Crabs


  • 8 soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Place the rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the oven broiler to high.

Heat oil in a large saucepan or skillet. Add butter and melt. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic and Tabasco, mix well. Keep warm.

Place crabs on a broiler pan, top sides down. Baste with butter mixture. Broil about 4 inches from heat until reddish-brown, about 4-5 minutes. Use tongs or spatula to turn crabs. Baste and cook until done, about 4-5 more minutes.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2