Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs with Garlic and Smoked Paprika


  • 8 large soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

Preheat the grill to medium-high.

In a small bowl, combine butter, salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and paprika.

Brush both sides of crabs with butter mixture. Place crabs, topsides up, about 4 inches from coals. Close grill and cook until shells are bright red about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn crabs over and repeat.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2