Recipe courtesy of Paul Bartolotta

Sauteed Soft-Shelled Crabs with Ginger Carrot Broth and Baby Bok Choy

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  • Level: Easy
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4 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 knob of ginger, peeled and chopped

1 1/2 quarts of chicken stock

2 cups Wondra flour for dredging

1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

1/4 cup cornmeal

2 cups milk

8 soft shell crabs, cleaned

1 lemon, halved

10 bunches baby bok choy, washed

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 tablespoon canola oil for sauteeing


  1. In a sauce pan add carrots, ginger and chicken stock and cook for 45 minutes or until carrots are very soft. Puree mixture in a blender and strain through a fine strainer and reserve. Mix together flour, cornmeal and old bay seasoning and set aside. Dredge soft shells in milk and then in the flour mixture. Heat a saute pan with oil until the pan is smoking and saute the crabs until golden brown on each side. Splash with a squeeze of lemon juice and drain on a paper towel. Saute baby bok choy in a hot pan with the garlic and butter until wilted. Serve the soft shells on a bed of the bok choy and spoon the puree sauce around.
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