Stuffed Soft Crabs


  • 12 medium Maryland soft crabs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 pound Maryland Backfin Crabmeat


Dry soft crabs with paper towels. Remove all cartilage from crabmeat. Place soft crabs in shallow baking pan. Remove top shell from crabs and stuff each crab cavity with about 3 tablespoons crabmeat. Replace top shell. Melt butter and pour evenly over crabs. Bake at 400°F until shells turn red and crabs brown slightly, about 15 minutes.

Makes 6 servings (2 crabs each).

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