Tuesday, August 05, 2014


makes two servings

2 soft-shell crabs cleaned, rinsed and pat dry
1 teaspoon smoky paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 lemon
4 slices fried thick cut smoked bacon
2 Portuguese rolls
4 slices tomato
4 romaine lettuce leaves
Salt & pepper

Chipotle Remoulade
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, stemmed

Season both sides of soft-shell crabs with a pinch of salt and pepper. Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pinch of salt in a bowl and fold. Place crabs one at a time in mixture to lightly dust. Use a skillet large enough to hold both crabs, placing skillet over medium high heat adding butter and oil allowing to melt, about 2 minutes. Place crabs in skillet with juice of 1/2 lemon and sauté on each side for 4-minutes per side only turning once (sauté longer if large crabs). To make chipotle remoulade combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth (add more chipotle peppers and adobo sauce if you like it hot). Serve soft-shell crab on Portuguese roll or roll of choice with chipotle remoulade and two slices of bacon. Add lettuce and sliced tomato (optional)

bacon recipe source: Michael Van Horn (The Social Chef), September 13, 2013

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