Sunday, August 2, 2009

Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

I was going to try my hand at grilling lobsters for the first time with this recipe from Batali I saw on his show a while back, but apparently you have to order two days in advance for Freshdirect to deliver the live lobsters and I had delayed so we were out of luck. I also walked over to Whole Foods but the hippies there seem to be afraid of selling live things, perhaps out of a not unreasonable fear they'd be picketed by their hippie customers, so that avenue did not pan out either. (Do hippies live in Tribeca?) But fortunately, Freshdirect did have the in-season soft shell crabs, so I figured I'd use the same recipe and substitute these critters. (note this was a couple weeks ago, prob no longer in season, sorry)

It's hard to screw up the naturally tasty crabs, so these were good, but I think next time I'll try to add some more seasoning and spice to the crabs.

I had a couple crabs leftover so I fried 'em up indoors for dinner the next night:

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