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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Soft Blues Saute

8 medium soft-shell blue crabs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon margarine
1/4 cup butter
  lemon wedges
Rinse crabs under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. In a large skillet, saute pecans in one tablespoon margarine over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove pecans with slotted spoon; drain on absorbent paper. Discard the margarine. Melt remaining margarine in skillet over medium heat. Dredge crabs with flour and place in skillet. Saute 4 minutes on each side. Remove crabs from skillet and drain on absorbent paper. Place crabs on serving platter. Combine pecans and parsley, toss lightly and sprinkle mixture over crabs. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

4 servings

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