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(Florida Soft-Shell Blue Crabs)

Yield: 6 servings


    · 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
    · 1 teaspoon salt
    · 1 small Florida fresh onion, finely chopped
    · 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    · 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    · 12 medium, fried Florida soft-shell blue crabs
    · 1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
    · chopped fresh Florida parsley


In a medium sauce pan, sauté onion in melted butter or margarine over low heat 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir flour into onion mixture until blended.

Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Arrange fried crabs on a platter (Hot Blue Riffs recipe).

Pour tomatoes over crabs and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Serve immediately.

    Note: Make tomato sauce first so crabs can be served immediately after frying.

One serving (225 grams) contains:
Calories: 340, Calories from Fat: 130, Total fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 150mg, Sodium: 980mg, Total Carbohydrate: 28g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, sugars: 3g, Protein: 16g, Vitamin A: 10%DV, Vitamin C: 15%DV, Calcium: 40%DV, Iron: 20% DV. (%DV means percentage of Daily Value)


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

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