Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs

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Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs
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Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs

  • 6Prime Sized Soft Shell Crabs
  • Prime Sized Soft Shell Crabs (4.5 Inches tip-to-tip)
  • Free Nationwide shipping On Orders $100+
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Delicious Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Crabs

Prime-sized, soft-shell blue crabs, packed individually into vacuum-sealed packages with 2 crabs per pack and about 4.5-5" in length(claw to claw). We source our crabs from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore, where the art of selecting shedding crabs for the perfect soft shell has been practiced by the local watermen for generations. 

What are Softshell Crabs?

Soft shells are crabs that have molted (shed their hard shell). If caught within 12 hours of shedding, the crabs are very soft, therefore soft-shell crabs can be cooked and eaten whole, claw to claw (once the crabs are 'cleaned' after catching). Our Sizzlefish soft shell crabs are already cleaned, frozen, and individually wrapped when they arrive to your doorstep. Simply thaw out and enjoy!

How do I cook Softshell Crabs?

There are a variety of ways to cook softshell crabs with the most popular being to saute, air fry, or pan fry. Check out these recipes below for more inspiration and direction:

Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches

Almond Flour Crusted Soft Shell Crabs

 

Shipping is free on orders over $100. We will ship your package via UPS/FedEx Ground*, unless your location is west coast in which case we will automatically ship Express for a 2 to 3 day Transit. Your package will take 1 to 3 days to arrive to you once it is shipped. We do not ship across weekends because shipping time extends past the effectiveness of dry ice. 

  • Orders placed on Monday will ship same day if placed before 8:00 AM ET.
  • Orders placed on Tuesday thru Wednesday will ship same day if placed before 12pm ET.
  • Orders placed after 12pm ET Tuesday will be shipped the following day.
  • Orders placed on Wednesday after 12pm thru Sunday will ship Monday, with the following exception:
  • Orders placed on Wednesday thru Thursday before 12pm within (NC, SC & VA only) will ship same day, since delivery takes one day.
We are unable to ship to PO boxes or FPO or APO addresses. Currently we are able to ship only to continental US addresses.
    * FedEx and UPS Ground are our standard, cost-effective shipping. If you prefer to expedite your shipment please select one of our expedited shipping options during checkout.

    Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs Nutrition Information

    Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs nutrition info
    Storage

    Seafood ordered from Sizzlefish should be kept frozen until ready for preparation. Items can be stored frozen for up to 12 months, but are best if consumed within 6 months of purchase.

    Thawing Instructions:

    The best way to thaw our seafood is to remove the product from the original packaging, place it in a plastic bag, and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for about 6 hours. If you require faster thawing, we recommend placing the product into a non-vacuum sealed bag and placing it in cool water for around thirty minutes to an hour.

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    Our individual seafood portions makes meal-prep a breeze. We've got tons of recipes, with new ones added weekly. Seafood carries so many health benefits like improved heart-health and boosted brain function. Eating healthy has never tasted so good!

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    We'll let you know when your box has shipped and when it arrives at your door. We even include extra dry ice in each shipment, so your seafood arrives frozen and stays frozen until you get home, even in the hottest conditions.

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    Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs sourcing information

    Sustainably Caught, Responsibly Sourced

    We’re supporting healthy, abundant oceans by partnering with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, and work diligently to source only environmentally responsible seafood. Learn more at seafoodwatch.org

    Perfectly Portioned, Individually Packaged

    Each portion is indiviudally sealed in perfect portions with each package containing two prime sized soft shell crabs. This way you can use only what you need and save the rest of your Sizzlefish box until you're ready for your next meal.

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