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Stuffed Soft-Shell Crabs


  • 8 soft-shell crabs, cleaned
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup minced green onions, including tops
  • ¼ teaspoon pressed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • ¾ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Melt ¼ cup butter in a medium skillet and lightly sauté onions. Stir in garlic, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and combine with crumbs and Parmesan.

Place crabs in a well-greased baking dish, bottom sides down. Lift each side of top shells and fill with stuffing mix. Replace shells. Brush crabs with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Bake until shells are reddish-brown and crabs are done, about 15 minutes.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2