Broiled Soft Shell Crabs

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Broil crabs 4 inches from heating element 3 minutes on each side or until crabs are lightly browned and crab legs are crisp.
  4. Transfer crabs to a warm serving platter. Garnish with parsley, and serve with reserved butter sauce.
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