Crab is an excellent source of protein, important for muscle growth and cell regeneration. It is also rich in minerals, Potassium and Phosphorus, and Omega-3 acids, which are essential for maintaining a healthy heart and brain. Its high levels of Vitamin C can help boost the immune system and improve your vision.
The best way to cook soft shell crab is to pan-fry in hot olive oil or to broil it in the oven. An alternate preparation of frying soft-shell crab is with breadcrumbs and seasonings (ex: salt, pepper, paprika) sprinkled on the crabs before the oil is added. For serving you can blanch the crab in ice-cold water and remove the meat from inside and place it back into the main shell otherwise known as Dressed Crab a delightful dish that is sure to wow your dinner guests!