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Where to buy soft shell crabs to prep at home?

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Season is right around the corner, would like to hear recs from trusted sources for soft shell crabs.

Thanks.

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  1. seen them frozen at all 99 Ranch Markets, fair prices too.
    Don't know where to find fresh though.

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    99 Ranch
    17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

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    1. re: mbargeron

      they have them fresh at 99! They are in a box on ice near the oysters, and they play dead, but move em around, and if they scatter, you know they're alive! LOL If they dont, the pass! :) 99 has great prices on seafood.

    2. Fresh... the seafood guy who shows up to the Mar Vista and Yamshiro farmer's market. I'm not sure where else he is... but that is where we got ours last month...

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/dommichu...

      --Dommy!

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      1. Bristol Farms carries them fresh when in season.

        Gelsons in Pasadena has them frozen.

        1. LAX-C downtown LA has frozen soft shell crab in different sizes by the box.
          1100 North Main Street
          Los Angeles, CA 90012
          (323) 343-9000

          1. Quality Seafood at the Redondo Beach Pier always has a ton of live ones.

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            Quality Seafood
            130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA