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Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

Traeger Kitchen


Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

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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

How many people are you serving?

8

    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.
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    • 6

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

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