Soft Shell Crab Add-on Entrée

LEVEL: Easy 25 MINS 6 Servings

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A little Surf & Turf never hurt anyone! Instead of mixing your meats with lobster and steak, why don't you try adding a Soft Shell Crab instead?

  • Handy Soft Crab (Jumbo or Prime), Thawed
  • Steak


  • Tempura Batter (enough for 6-8 crabs)
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Four
  • 1 Cup + 3 TBSP Cold Tap Water
  • 1 Egg
  1. Combine flour, 1 cup water, and egg together in a small bowl with whisk…do not over-mix
  2. Add one TBSP of water at a time to achieve desired thickness of batter (it should cling loosely to the crab)
  3. Thaw soft crab & pat dry with a paper towel
  4. Dredge crab in flour and shake off excess
  5. Dip in batter, allow excess to drip off
  6. Place into hot oil – 350°F (in a deep fryer / shallow sauté pan)
  7. Cook until golden brown and crispy – cooking times will vary depending upon size of crab
  8. Place on wire rack or paper towel-lined tray for one minute
  9. Prepare one soft crab and pair with steak and a vegetable.
  10. The soft crab pairs well with other seafood entrees such as crab cakes, lobster, and fish.