Stuffed Soft Shell Crabs

Stuffed Soft Shell Crabs

Servings: 6


  • 12 medium Maryland soft shell crabs cleaned
  • 1 lb Maryland backfin crabmeat
  • 1 stick butter


  • Dry soft shell crabs with paper towels. 
  • Remove all cartilage from crabmeat. 
  • Place soft shell crabs in shallow baking pan. 
  • Remove top shell from crabs and stuff each crab cavity with about 3 tablespoons crabmeat. 
  • Replace top shell. 
  • Melt butter and pour evenly over crabs. 
  • Bake at 400° until shells turn red and crabs brown slightly, about 15 minutes. 
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