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Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

20

Minutes

Serves

8 - 12

People

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What's this?

If you've only had this delicacy deep-fried or sautéed, try grilling soft-shell crabs over Traeger’s flavorful fire for a delicious seasonal treat.

Ingredients

  • 8 Soft-Shell Crab

  • 1 Whole lemon juice

  • 3 Tablespoon Herbs, fresh, chopped

  • 333/1000 Cup Traeger Cajun Shake

  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • As Needed Tartar Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    Rinse the crabs under cold running water and pat dry on paper towels. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag.
  • 2

    Make the marinade: In a small mixing bowl combine the lemon juice, herbs, Traeger Cajun Shake, and Worcestershire sauce. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Pour the marinade over the crabs and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3

    Drain the crabs and discard the marinade. Lightly dust the crabs with Traeger Cajun Shake.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the temperature to 450℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 5

    Arrange the crabs directly on the grill grate and grill, turning once, until the crabs turn orangish-pink and don't seem "squishy" when pressed with a finger, 16 to 20 minutes total depending on their size.
  • 6

    Transfer to a platter or plates and serve with your favorite tartar sauce. Enjoy!