Soft shell crabs are delicious and affordable when they're in season (early- to mid-summer). Try cooking them in this sweet and tangy glaze for a change of pace.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a deep skillet, mix together the cheriyaki glaze, Worcestershire sauce, mirin and soy sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Place the crabs side by side in the sauce, with the top shell down. Cook for about 5 minutes, then turn and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove to serving plates, and serve with plenty of napkins!

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Notes

Have your fishmonger clean the crabs for you. If they cannot, remove the gills and tail yourself, as well as any eggs (on female crabs).

Tips

You can replace the Cheriyaki glaze with regular Teriyaki sauce, but you may want to increase the Mirin to make the sauce sweeter.

Nutrition Facts

180.4 calories; 22.4 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 97.6 mg cholesterol; 1826.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2014
Loved it! I'm usually quick to fry my softshell crabs but this recipe is a great option. The only difference is I used an organic island teriyaki with agave nector because I could not find cheriyake. Will make it again. Even my 6 year old liked it. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2009
how do you clean soft shell crabs what i seen wash & cook them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2014
Loved it! I'm usually quick to fry my softshell crabs but this recipe is a great option. The only difference is I used an organic island teriyaki with agave nector because I could not find cheriyake. Will make it again. Even my 6 year old liked it. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2009
how do you clean soft shell crabs what i seen wash & cook them. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2014
Loved it! I'm usually quick to fry my softshell crabs but this recipe is a great option. The only difference is I used an organic island teriyaki with agave nector because I could not find cheriyake. Will make it again. Even my 6 year old liked it. Read More
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