This picture is lame, I know. It’s actually remarkably well in focus for me, but I clearly used the wrong back drop because it’s the same color as the food and it all blends together. But we ate it all so I can’t take another picture. Besides, it’s not really a “pretty” meal but it is delicious.
I have to confess that I absolutely adore soft shell crabs. I have a very hard time not ordering them whenever I see them on a menu. So, when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. It’s flavorful from the crab and garlic while the red pepper flakes give it a nice delayed heat. The soft shells fry up nicely and provides a light crunch to the pasta that makes for a fantastic texture.
I also suspect that this might be a great introduction to soft shell crabs to someone who finds the idea of eating the whole crab, shell and all, a bit icky. No legs to pick up and bite in half just garlicy, crabby, pasta goodness.