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Bedeviled Blues

Florida Soft-Shell Blue Crabs

8 medium Florida soft-shell crabs
2 tablespoons Florida milk
1/4 cup chopped Florida fresh onion
1 Florida egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped Florida fresh celery
1 tablespoon chopped Florida fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped Florida fresh green
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttery cracker crumbs
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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Rinse crabs under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Cook onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in margarine until tender. In a medium bowl, combine mixture with the next 8 ingredients. Place soft crabs in a shallow, lightly-oiled baking dish. Remove top shell from crabs and fill each cavity with 1 tablespoon stuffing mixture. Replace top shell. Brush crabs with remaining melted margarine. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until shells turn red and crabs brown slightly.

Yield: 4 servings.

One serving (170 grams) contains: Calories: 300, Calories from Fat: 140, Total fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 800mg, Total Carbohydrate: 21g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, sugars: 1g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 20%DV, Vitamin C: 4%DV, Calcium: 40%DV, Iron: 20% DV. (%DV means percentage of Daily Value)

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