Easy Soft Shell Crabs Under the Broiler

Soft shell crabs for some reason are intimidating. You can't just throw them in a pot like their harder-shelled brethren so that makes them seem finicky. But actually they are even easier - you just place them under the broiler for 6 to 8 minutes and then they're done. All you need is a good sauce to start and you're golden (literally and figuratively).

I tend to make these every year for my husband's birthday because they are so seasonal and feel like an early summer treat - I always remember to buy him a birthday present whenever I see softshell crab popping up on a menu. So buy yourself one or two and make an easy meal out of it.

Servings: 6 crabs

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Juice of 3 limes
6 soft shell crabs
Dash of salt

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and limes together. Dip the soft shell crabs in the sauce and then place them on a lined sheet pan. Add a generous dash of salt on top. Turn on the broiler, making sure there is a rack near the top. Place the crabs under the broiler for 6-8 minutes, or until the crabs are cooked and golden on top. Serve hot.