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
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
Simply 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
Remind your guests that Soft Shell Crabs have limited availability – enjoy them any time they 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!
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):
Order by Sat. for Wed. Delivery
Order by Tue. for Thur. Delivery
Order by Wed. for Fri. Delivery
Order by Thur. for Sat. Delivery