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Soft shell crabs?

il Trifulau Apr 12, 2009 07:01 AM

Where are you getting your soft shell crabs this season?

I just paid $18 for a breaded and deep fried one over field greens at Scuderia and, although I loved it, I felt it was pricey.

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    foodwhisperer RE: il Trifulau Apr 12, 2009 09:04 AM

    i had an inexpensive soft soft shell crab with ponzu appetizer at Takahachi (tribeca) and it was good.

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      sam1 RE: il Trifulau Apr 12, 2009 09:09 AM

      i think its a tad too early for soft shells...i had some in LA this past weekend and they were a little on the hard side.

      ive actually had fantastic soft shell crab preparations at kingswood and barbuto last year. the kingswood one came with some seaweed salad which i love.

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        foodwhisperer RE: sam1 Apr 12, 2009 09:59 PM

        Maryland softshells are usually at the first full moon in May. But the Carolinas are now. The softshells i had the other nite came in live not frozen

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          david sprague RE: foodwhisperer Apr 12, 2009 10:21 PM

          i had soft shells for dinner tonight in queens. deliriously delicious, as the first batch always are, but small. three in the order for $26 (ish....it was dark and the specials were hand written)

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            Yaqo Homo RE: david sprague Apr 28, 2010 12:37 PM

            david where was this in Queens?

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        Pan RE: il Trifulau Apr 13, 2009 02:19 AM

        I had a fantastic soft shell crab dish at Cantoon Garden on Friday night. It is quite a lot better than the soft shell crabs at Great NY Noodletown, and I highly recommend it. I wasn't paying and don't know exactly what price they charged, but it was a banquet for 6 people and wasn't expensive.

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