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Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs

Yield 6 servings


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried whole tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 dressed soft-shell crabs

How to Make It

  1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, lemon pepper, tarragon, and garlic powder; stir until well blended. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Position crabs securely in a wire grilling basket. Place crabs, back side down, 4 inches from hot coals. Grill 10 minutes, basting frequently with sauce. Turn basket with crabs, and grill an additional 5 minutes. Baste frequently with remaining sauce. Serve immediately.

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