HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Soft Shell Crabs just in at New Deal

yumyum May 11, 2007 02:25 PM

Pricy -- $3.99 each, but alive and kicking and the VERY nice guy will clean and prepare them for you and give you his recipe for cooking them.

This and Speeds, and you know spring is finally here!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Bob MacAdoo RE: yumyum May 11, 2007 02:42 PM

    Right on yum yum. This afternoon I grabbed a couple, plus a hunk of the amazingly fresh sword and two of the European bass.

    BTW, the very nice guy is Carl Fantasia. His parents are sweet too.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Bob MacAdoo
      9
      9lives RE: Bob MacAdoo May 11, 2007 02:54 PM

      First day for live soft shells at J Hook's today today too. PFS didn not have them yet..as of the beginning of the week.

      1. re: Bob MacAdoo
        yumyum RE: Bob MacAdoo May 11, 2007 04:26 PM

        Thanks Bob. I got some scallops too -- perfectly fresh and delicous.

        1. re: Bob MacAdoo
          trufflehound RE: Bob MacAdoo May 11, 2007 05:22 PM

          How big are the bass?

          1. re: trufflehound
            9
            9lives RE: trufflehound May 11, 2007 05:52 PM

            I've bought branzino...European sea bass..generally run 1-2 lb..great on the grill, cooked whole with a little olive oil, lemon and herbs.

            worth buying when you see them.

            1. re: 9lives
              Bob MacAdoo RE: 9lives May 12, 2007 08:04 AM

              The sea bass grilled up great last night. Simple to make!

              BTW, Dante has this fish on its latest dinner menu.

              1. re: Bob MacAdoo
                Rubee RE: Bob MacAdoo May 12, 2007 08:19 AM

                How timely! Great to know - heading to Dante tonight.

        2. b
          BostonBarGuy RE: yumyum May 11, 2007 02:52 PM

          Thank you for the heads up. Where is this place? Enjoy the weekend.

          1 Reply
          1. re: BostonBarGuy
            Bob MacAdoo RE: BostonBarGuy May 11, 2007 03:45 PM

            622 Cambridge Street - about 1/2 mile from Lechmere Station.

          2. limster RE: yumyum Jun 2, 2007 02:25 PM

            Saw soft shell crabs for $2.50 each at C-Mart in Chinatown, on ice, don't think they're live.

            Show Hidden Posts