Roasted Softshell Crabs

posted by scooby 06-06-99 8:26 AM

Roasted Softshell Crabs

4 large softshell crabs, cleaned
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder or hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced, oil packed sun-dried tomato

Place crabs on foil-lined baking sheet. In cup, combine oil, melted butter and garlic. Brush over crabs.

Roast crabs at 500 degrees 8 to 10 minutes until crackling and nicely browned.

In cup, combine mayonnaise, chipotle chile powder, lemon juice and sun-dried tomato. Stir well.

Place 2 crabs on each plate. Spoon sauce on the side. Serve immediately.

Note: Using 1/8 teaspoon chile powder is comfortable hot, 1/4 is very hot.

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