Grilled Soft Shell Crabs and Sweet Potato Salad

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Jan. 03, 2012


For vinaigrette
Red wine vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Vegetable oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Extra virgin olive oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , peeled and crushed
Fresh chives 2 Teaspoon , chopped
Fresh basil 2 Teaspoon , chopped
Kosher salt To Taste (optional)
Black pepper To Taste (few grinds)
Crab salad 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Soft shell)
Sweet potatoes 4 , washed
Scallions 8 , trimmed and halved lengthwise
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Assorted greens 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Lime 1 , quartered



1. Start by preheating the oven to 350°F, or prepare a charcoal, wood, or gas grill or preheat the broiler


2. To prepare the vinaigrette, combine all the ingredients and whisk properly, chill in the refrigerator, to prepare the soft-shell crab salad

4. Finally bake the sweet potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, and let the potatoes cool down, and then slice them lengthwise into 3/4-inch-long pieces and set aside

5. Brush the potato pieces and the scallions with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper,

6. Now grill the scallions and potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes, turning from time to time, also

remove the vegetables from the grill and keep warm

7. Lay the crabs, and brush it with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper

8. On a grill, place the crabs and grill it for 2 to 3 minutes each side, make sure the coals are not too hot and that the grill is ona height so that the crabs can color without burning

9. Lay the greens, and spoon with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette,

10. On 4 serving plates, divide the salad and arrange the grilled vegetables on top of the greens, later place the crab on top of the vegetables, sprinkle with parsley, and garnish with a lemon wedge


11. Serve with lemon wedges and a sauce of your choice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 728Calories from Fat 563

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g95.4%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 236 mg9.83%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet