Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs Recipe

Grilled Soft-Shell Crabs Recipe

Fried or broiled soft-shell crabs are delicious, but you can grill them too and they are just as tasty with a smoky flavor. This recipe shows how easy it is.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Rinse the crabs in running cool water and reserve. Heat a grill to medium-hot—you should be able to hold your hand about an inch over the cooking grate for 3 to 4 seconds before pulling it away from the heat.
  3. Step 3

    Pat the crabs dry with paper towels. Liberally brush the crabs all over with melted butter or oil and set them on the hot grill.
  4. Step 4

    Cover the grill and cook until the crabs are lightly browned on the cooking grate side, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Flip the crabs over, brush with more butter, and cook until they are browned on the second side and cooked through, or about 10 minutes in total. Use tongs to remove the crabs from the grill.
  6. Step 6