Grilled-Garlic "Soft Shell" Crabs

Grilled-Garlic "Soft Shell" Crabs


  • 1 -2  fresh (cleaned-face, lungs removed) soft shell crabs per person
  • 4  oz. melted butter
  • 1  tsp  fresh garlic
  • 1  Tbsp  lemon juice


Melt butter and blend in garlic and lemon juice. Over hot coals, propane or charcoal; grill crabs on a clean grate. DO NOT over cook - crabs are done after being grilled 2-3 minuets on each side. Baste crabs with butter mixture while grilling. Crabs can be sauteed in frying pan on stove with same butter mixture. Makes a great sandwich or entrée with side dishes.

Douglas Croson - Beaverdam, VA

Main Dishes

Featured Recipes

Breakfast Burritos

A great camping breakfast recipe from the experts at KOA.