Soft Shell Crabs

Serves: 12 portions


  • ½ tsp. Ginger Puree
  • ½ tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp. white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. No Added MSG Golden Vegetable Base
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups flour
  • blended oil as needed
  • 24 medium soft-shell crabs


  1. 1 To prepare the seasoning mix, place all ingredients, except flour, oil and crabs, in a food processor and pulse until well mixed.
  2. 2 Clean the crabs by removing their faces with a kitchen scissors and lifting up the pointed sides of their shells, and removing the gills.
  3. 3 Sprinkle both sides with the seasoning mix.
  4. 4 Dredge the seasoned crabs in flour, and sauté in the blended oil until golden brown on both sides (2-3 minutes per side).
  5. 5 Serve immediately.
  6. 6 Store extra seasoning, covered, in a cool dry place.
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