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Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs with Garlic Mayonnaise


  • 8 soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Prepare Garlic Mayonnaise and refrigerate.

Preheat the grill to medium-high.

Brush crabs on both sides with melted butter.  Lightly salt and pepper. Place crabs, topside down, over hot coals. Close cover and cook until bright red about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and repeat, cooking until done.  Serve with Garlic Mayonnaise.

Garlic Mayonnaise

  • ¾  cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon pressed garlic
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, parsley, Tabasco and pepper. Serve with grilled soft-crabs.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2