Jerk Dusted Soft Crab

LEVEL: Easy 30 MINS 4 Servings

If you know anything about jerk seasoning, you know it's a great blend of flavors. This dry rub cranks up the heat to the meal! Pair it with some fresh fruit and vegtables and have yourself a true isalnd meal.

Ingredients
  • Crab Preparation: Wet
  • 4 each Handy Soft Crab (Jumbo), Thawed
  • 3 TBSP Mustard, yellow
  • 1 TBSP Lime Juice
  • 1 TBSP Water
  • Crab Preparation: Dry
  • 4 each Handy Soft Crab (Jumbo), Thawed
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Cornmeal – Coarse
  • Dash Sea Salt / Black Pepper

Jerk Dust

  • ½ TSP Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 TSP Garlic Powder
  • ½ TSP Thyme, Dried
  • ½ TSP Ginger, Dried
  • ¼ TSP Nutmeg, Ground
  • 1/8 TSP Allspice, Ground
  • 1/8 TSP Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1/8 TSP Clove, Ground
  • ½ TSP Onion Powder
  • ½ TSP Smoked Paprika
  • ½ TSP Mustard, Ground
  • ½ TSP Roasted Cumin Powder
  • ½ TSP Sea Salt
  • 1 TSP Black Pepper, Coarse Grind
  1. Wet
  2. Mix all wet ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate
  3. Pat dry crabs and roll each side in the above mixture…making sure to evenly coat
  4. Shake off any excess marinade
  5. Dry
  6. Dredge in the cornmeal / flour mixture until coated…shake off excess
  7. Heat oil to 350°F in a heavy bottomed pot / fryer / Dutch oven
  8. Add crabs to the oil, fry 2 minutes, flip, and repeat process

Jerk Dust

  1. Remove crabs from the oil, allow excess oil to drip for a few seconds
  2. Place into a small metal bowl…and sprinkle ½ TBS of jerk rub onto each side of the crab
  3. Toss gently to fully coated
  4. Remove onto a rack or paper towel-lined sheet pan and let cool for one minute