Broiled Soft Shell Crabs

Oxmoor House
4 servings


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1/2 cup butter, melted and divided
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
8 dressed soft-shell crabs
1 tablespoon water
Chopped fresh parsley


Combine 1/4 cup melted butter, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small mixing bowl; stir well, and set aside.

Place crabs, back side up, in a shallow baking pan; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Add water and remaining 1/4 cup melted butter to pan.

Broil crabs 4 inches from heating element 3 minutes on each side or until crabs are lightly browned and crab legs are crisp.

Transfer crabs to a warm serving platter. Garnish with parsley, and serve with reserved butter sauce.

Created date

February 2010