Grilled Softshell Crab Sandwiches


Grilled Softshell Crab Sandwiches

Recipe Notes

  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 8 softshell crabs, cleaned
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Old Bay seasoning, for sprinkling
  • Cajun seasoning, for sprinkling

For Serving

  • 4 brioche hamburger rolls
  • 1 luscious ripe red tomato
  • 4 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • ½ cup Charred Lemon Aioli

Recipe Steps

1: Set up your grill for direct grilling and heat to high. Brush or scrape the grill grate clean and oil it well.

2: Pat the softshell crabs dry with paper towels. Brush on both sides with melted butter (you’ll need about 3 tablespoons). Season generously on both sides with Old Bay and Cajun seasoning.

3: Lightly brush the brioche rolls on the cut sides with the remaining melted butter.

4: Arrange the softshell crabs on the grate and grill until sizzling and browned on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.; when cooked, the shells will turn orange.

5: Toast the buns on the grill.

6: To assemble, place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun. Top with a crab, then a tomato. Slather the top bun with Charred Lemon Aioli. Close the sandwich and dig in!

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