Species Name:Callinectes sapidus
Molting Blue Crabs harvested to take advantage of their “soft shell”
When:May - September (Fresh)
Where – Mid-Atlantic (USA)
How – Wild Caught/Traps, Pots
When Blue Crabs molt their shells get soft – and edible! We bring in these molting crabs in a variety of sizes:
Mediums (2 ounces: 3.5 to 4″) 6 dozen per tray
Hotels (2.5 ounces; 4 to 4.5″) 5 dozen per tray
Primes (about 3 ounces; 4.5 to 5″) 4 dozen per tray
Jumbos (4 ½ ounces; 5 to 5.5″) 2 dozen per tray
For Your Menu
Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches can’t be beat – but there are lots of other ways to serve this unique shellfish…
For Your Waitstaff
Remind your guests that Soft Shell crabs have limited availability – enjoy them any time you can!
For Your Retail Display
It’s hard to display Soft Shell Crabs in your case since they have a super-short shelf life – but feel free to special order!