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May 1, 2008 03:00 PM

Soft Shell Crabs

anyone have any recommendations for soft shell crabs in brooklyn, queens? Anyone have them yet this season at Sripraphai? any other spots in brooklyn?
i posted this on the manhattan boards but I am willing to travel anywhere for them!

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  1. If there out yet go to Penn Station TRACKS BAR on the LIRR level they make them a couple of ways

    1. I believe Srip has them all year round, now that farming has made them less seasonal (not that that is a good thing). They certainly had them a month ago when we last ate there.

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      1. re: bobjbkln

        I had them last weekend - wonderful - the one I had had fried basil, if I recall correctly. They weren't on the menu, but I asked if there were any specials with it and there were several.

        1. re: MMRuth

          Last night I was at Srip with the family and had the soft shell crab with chili, garlic and fried basil from the specials list and it was awesome. I noticed another special with pineapple,pumpkin and something else. Also keep in mind that they are not sauteed but deep fried for crispy deliciousness.

          1. re: stuartlafonda

            The pineapple + pumpkin in green curry softshell special at Srip is excellent also.

        2. re: bobjbkln

          I'm pretty sure that blue crabs are not currently farm raised. If you're getting
          them out of season they are frozen.

        3. I had the soft shell crab dinner special at Cafe on Clinton for $28 (4 small crabs). Very tasty

          1. I get the Srip softshell with mango salad off their regular menu, always excellent.

            1. Oceano on Ditmars & 35th actually had a wonderful soft shell appetizer that would be worth trying out. Very light, fresh & nicely seasoned. Can't remember sauce exactly, but do remember garlic!