Crabs, Soft Shell

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Species Name:
Callinectes sapidus
Sustainability Rating:

YellowYellow – Good Alternative

What:

Molting Blue Crabs harvested to take advantage of their “soft shell”

When:
May - September (Fresh)
Where/How:

Where – Mid-Atlantic (USA)

How – Wild Caught/Traps, Pots

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Characteristics

Characteristics

Soft Shell Crabs are a seasonal favorite! The most popular way to serve them is fried whole, on a sandwich (or as part of a sushi style presentation).

When Blue Crabs molt, their shells get soft – and edible! We bring in these molting crabs in a variety of sizes:

CRA128 – HOTELS FRESH
1.9-2.3OZ, 4”-4.5” (30/TRAY)

CRA128A – HOTELS DRESSED
1.9-2.3OZ, 4”-4.5” (60/TRAY)

CRA129 – PRIMES FRESH
2.4-2.9OZ, 4.5”-5” (24/TRAY)

CRA129A – PRIMES DRESSED
2.4-2.9OZ, 4.5”-5” (48/TRAY)

CRA131 – JUMBOS FRESH
3-3.9OZ, 5”-5.5” (18/TRAY)

CRA131A – JUMBOS DRESSED
3-3.9OZ, 5”-5.5” (36/TRAY)

For Your Menu

MenuSimply dust with some seasoned flour and pan fry – these tasty crabs don’t require much. Keep it simple and let the crab be the star! Great on a sandwich, but works well on salads or as a center-of-the-plate presentation.

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffRemind your guests that Soft Shell Crabs have limited availability – enjoy them any time they can


For Your Retail Display

Retail 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!

SPECIAL ORDER SCHEDULE:
Once you’ve got your size, style and amount figured out, set up an
ordering schedule with your Sales Representative. Pre-order for full trays on the following schedule before 6am.

(NO MONDAY OR TUESDAY DELIVERIES):

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