Recipe courtesy of Judy Jumonville

Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

6 to 8 soft-shell crabs

Lemon Butter Sauce, recipe follows

Sliced tomatoes

Mozzarella cheese

Lemon Butter Sauce:

1 pound butter

8 to 10 lemons, juiced

1 tablespoon cajun seasoning

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Salt

Directions

  1. Clean crabs by removing gills and cutting off the eyes and mouth.
  2. Place crabs on pan or aluminum foil. Place on grill over a low fire. Baste the crabs with the Lemon Butter Sauce. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Continue to baste during cooking. Before serving, top each crab with a slice of tomato and a small amount of mozzarella cheese. Allow cheese to melt. Remove from grill. Serve immediately.

Lemon Butter Sauce:

  1. Add lemon juice and other seasonings. Seasonings may be adjusted for personal taste. Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.