Grilled Softshell Crabs

Grilled Softshell Crabs

Grilled Softshell Crabs

Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6


  • 12 prime softshell crabs

Soft crab marinade includes

  • 1 cup salad oil,
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar,
  • 2 tsp salt,
  • 6 tsp fresh tarragon leaves,
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning,
  • 1 tsp lemon juice  
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped).


Softcrab marinade

  • Mix ingredients together. Let stand several hours at room temperature to let flavors blend before using. Makes 1 cup marinade.

Softshell Crabs

  • Liberally baste bottom sides of crabs with marinade and carefully place, bottom side down, on barbecue grill.
  • Cook over a slow fire at least 12 inches from coals for 5minutes.
  • Liberally baste tops of crabs with marinade, turn carefully,and grill 5 minutes more.

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