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Grilled Soft Shell Crabs

October 31, 2013 |

Grilled Soft Shell Crabs | Flavor, NC

Recipe courtesy of Chef Chris Braswell
as seen on episode “Currituck Soft Shell Crabs”, season 3

Serves 4


  • 4-8 soft shell crabs washed and cleaned
  • 2 limes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1tablespoon Thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ pepper
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Grilled corn relish (recipe follows)

Zest 1 Lime into a mixing bowl. Add juice of 2 limes, thyme, pepper and salt. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
Dredge the soft-shell crabs in the marinade, remove and shake off excess liquid. Grill crabs, top side first on a med-high Grill for 3-5 minutes. Turn and continue grilling until meat turns white and there is no translucent color. Plate and top with Grilled Corn Relish or fresh salsa

Optional Serving Tip: Great over a Mixed Green Salad with a favorite Vinaigrette

Grilled Corn Relish


  • 6 ears of sweet, white corn
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tablespoon mustard seed
  • ½ tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon mixed salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Clean the corn and steam for twelve minutes, then char on a grill. Cool then cut kernels from the cob. Combine corn kernels, onion and pepper in a bowl and set aside. Combine vinegar, lime juice, olive oil and spaces in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Add sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool slightly, pour over the corn mixture and toss to combine.

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