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May 31, 2007 08:56 AM

Speak of deal - soft shell crab

Two weeks ago, I called Oceanfresh in Attleboro a day ahead to ask them whether they had soft shell crab and they did me they did. But when I got there, I was told that they were all gone. It was the stupidity on my side. I should check before I went there.

Anyway, I tried to get them again. I didn't remember which day I called Fresh Pond Seafood but I heard the message saying that they were temporarily closed.

A depressing weekend.

I had been thinking of the crab for days. Then on Thursday, I accidentally disovered from Roche Bro's paper that they had them for $2.99 a piece! I hit all the traffic and got to their West Roxbury store the next day after work.

Thanks God. Even though they were small, they were alive and kicking. Even better they cleaned them for me. I got four of them. Believe it or not, they were still kicking when they were placed on the cutting board.

Chopped up the hot pepper and garlic and breaded them with flour and butter. Fried them. One of the best days of my life.

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  1. so they were still alive as opposed to dead and cleaned? either way that is a fantastic deal, congrats. I should hit up roche bros this weekend, but I bet they will all be gone.

    1. I noticed them at Wulf's in Brookline yesterday, though I was just passing by so can't speak to their quality.

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      1. re: tatamagouche

        I've had them from wulf's recently. Very fresh, they'll clean them for you, but they certainly ain't $2.99, probably more than double that if I remember correctly.

      2. J Hooks had them this AM..good sized..$5 each

        1. I got some softshell crabs from Savenors downtown last year, had them cleaned, took them back on the T (to Newton Centre), and they were still kicking when I cooked them in the pan that evening - not 'alive' but certainly very fresh. I'm hoping to get some again, maybe this weekend.

          1. BTW- Fresh Pond Seafood looks more than just "temporarily" closed...big red X for demolition on the entire building. :(

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            1. re: MaineRed

              Yep - Fresh Pond is closed permanently.