One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A crab, especially a blue crab, that has recently moulted and has a new shell that is still soft and edible.Also called soft crab
- ‘The Spider roll in particular, with its fried softshell crab, tasted too much of cooking oil.’
- ‘The shrimp heads are tempura-fried and served whole alongside, which is not all that different from eating a softshell crab.’
- ‘My first plate was Crispy softshell crab, served on a piece of avocado with sticks of cucumber, and a lime and crystallized ginger vinaigrette that the waiter poured on in front of me.’
- ‘They vend both catfish and softshell varieties of the po’ boy sandwich, but my preference far and away is the softshell crab.’
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