Soft Shell Crabs in DC
Does anyone have a favorite place in DC currently serving soft shell crabs?
I have recently had soft shell crabs at Black Salt, Dino, and Fiola. The season started very early this year. They had them at Black Salt fish market in the middle of March!
Right now, they are still expensive, but the season is so short, it is well worth ordering them.
Grapeseed in Bethesda had them last week, but unfortunately, they were deep fried, so all I could taste was the batter (a shame to cover up the soft shell taste that way).
The Cajun Vietnamese place in Eden Center has them, 2 for $16.50 or so. Very nice, slightly spicy, mostly crispy, served on top of hot green peppers and a cold salad, but it works. Rice on the side, extra onjay or mampha (sp?) chili sauce. Had one slightly off piece, the rest was delicious.
2 for $16 appetizer at Pesce with a very good arugula and mango salad.
2 for $30 lunch entree at Jerry's Seafood in Lanham, battered, deep-fried, "stuffed" with their crab imperial.