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[FROZEN] Maryland Soft Shell Crabs Primes Measures 4 1/2 to 5 inches (Approximately- Crabs measured prior to cleaning and dressing- This process can cause the crabs to shrink)

  • Frozen 

Pride in Soft-Shells

Harvested from brackish Chesapeake Bay waters around the wooden docks and flowing estuaries bordering the seaside crab capital of the world, Crisfield, MD, our soft-shells or “busters” undergo careful flash freezing within a three-hour window from losing their hard shell and forming a new one. These individually packed crabs first receive a “cleaning” and “dressing” to maximize taste and to remove uneatable parts such as the jaws and lungs. After this exact preparation, the flash freezing finisher guarantees a ideally fresh product for your cooking options.

Most Popular Cooking Method

Once you send out the dinner invites, unwrap your soft shells and allow 4-5 hours for them to thaw within a covered Tupperware container in the refrigerator. This technique maintains the essential juices and flavors remain in the crab and not your refrigerator. Prepare the fryer. Heat avocado oil in a fryer and create a light, but crisp breading.  Get the batter ready. Mix one bowl with the wet liquids by beating organic eggs with whole milk and a second with the dry by sifting black pepper, sea salt, and teff flour.  Use nothing but unique products as in teff from a healthier modern Ethiopian wheat and eye-nutrient-filled avocado oil. Skillfully cover each crab.  Alternate between the wet and the dry until the crab has a solid coating. Fry for 1-2 minutes to achieve a golden-brown, appetizing color.  Plate your sandwich.  Add a mixed green salad and raspberry vinaigrette and marvel at a rewarding, eccentric and scrumptious meal!

Choosing the Correct Size

Our team approximates the soft crabs’ sizes with a .5 to 1-inch deviation. Cleaning the crab may decrease the size appearance, but once stretched point-to-point, the crustacean reaches its designated size.  Choose from the smallest to largest:  Mediums, Hotels, Primes, Jumbos, and Whales.

Special Note

Soft Shells can naturally shed legs in the wild or through the flash freezing process. If the legs break off during shipping, simply cook and serve the legs with the soft-shell crab. Follow us on Facebook for recipes and blogs.



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