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Jun 25, 2012 06:28 PM

Soft Shell Crabs at Market Basket?

All - Noticed these in the weekly flyer that arrived over the weekend.... $3.99

Anyone have any experience with these potential beauties?

Seems a bit late in the Soft Shell season, but the flyer seems to indicate that they're not only fresh, but Whales as well!

Tried to pick up a few today in the Burlington store, but alas, apparently the delivery hadn't happened yet.
Promised delivery sometime tomorrow 6/26/12.

Thoughts as we perhaps try some (and despite previous reviews, freeze a couple)?



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  1. we had them last week
    & we were very happy!

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    1. re: ipsofatso

      the season will be ending soon; so get them while htey last.

    2. I happened across the $3.99 soft-shell crabs yesterday at the Chelsea MB, but they were pre-cleaned. In past years Chelsea had sscs live on straw and I have been fairly happy, but when I asked them yesterday for live crabs they came back with a half-dozen lobsters. I ended up buying the lobsters and was fairly happy (4 soft-shell, 2 hard) and gave the cleaned crabs a shot (I have missed most of the season), but they were not as fresh as I am used to. Of my half dozen only two seemed particularly fresh, another two were definitely mushy, and handling of the crabs wasn't great either (claws off several them). I sort of wondered if these weren't previously-frozen, although the counter help did say "fresh" as you saw in the flyer. ipsofatso had a different data point, so your mileage may vary, but I am going to save my money for buying them at Courthouse if they are still getting them in.