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Soft shell crabs - who's making them?

Soft shell crabs - who's making them?
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  • Post #211 - May 11th, 2020, 6:40 pm
    Post #211 - May 11th, 2020, 6:40 pm Post #211 - May 11th, 2020, 6:40 pm
    For cooking at home, we got some soft shell crabs today at ***STORE NAME DELETED*** in Niles. Huge and excellent.

    No photos this time, sorry. Next time.

    EDIT: Since the business I previously posted about here is now displaying a sign full of hate, lies, and total disregard for the law and for the health and safety of their customers, I can no longer recommend them.
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  • Post #212 - May 12th, 2020, 9:25 pm
    Post #212 - May 12th, 2020, 9:25 pm Post #212 - May 12th, 2020, 9:25 pm
    nsxtasy wrote:For cooking at home, we got some soft shell crabs today at Captain Alex in Niles. Huge and excellent.

    Thanks for the mention of Captain Alex! I bought scallops for lunch and soft shell for dinner. The scallops were noticeably better than what I purchased at Fresh Farms Touhy/Niles a few days ago, simply delicious. Soft shell top of the game as well.

    Two guys in the shop, one I'm guessing the owner, both paying attention to new reality health standards. Price was right, especially in light of quality, and I will be back soon. Thanks again.

    ScallopsP1.jpg Scallops, lunch

    ScallopsP5.jpg Scallops, lunch

    SSP1.jpg Soft Shell, dinner

    SSP4.jpg Soft Shell, dinner

    Captain Alex, count me a Fan!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #213 - June 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm
    Post #213 - June 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm Post #213 - June 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm
    We bought these enormous, delicious soft shell crabs at Heinen's in Glenview this afternoon and pan-sauteed them for dinner this evening. They order them on Mondays and they arrive on Thursdays. Soft drink can shown for size comparison.
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  • Post #214 - April 9th, 2021, 8:41 pm
    Post #214 - April 9th, 2021, 8:41 pm Post #214 - April 9th, 2021, 8:41 pm
    Go 4 Food has them salt and pepper or Hong Kong style. They were coming in the door, alive and packed in straw (as they should be).
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #215 - May 17th, 2021, 10:09 am
    Post #215 - May 17th, 2021, 10:09 am Post #215 - May 17th, 2021, 10:09 am
    Soft shells are back at Carnivore Oak Park. They will make a sandwich, if asked.
  • Post #216 - May 18th, 2021, 7:56 am
    Post #216 - May 18th, 2021, 7:56 am Post #216 - May 18th, 2021, 7:56 am
    tazerowe wrote:Soft shells are back at Carnivore Oak Park. They will make a sandwich, if asked.


    those are some smart crabs! :D
  • Post #217 - May 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
    Post #217 - May 18th, 2021, 10:31 am Post #217 - May 18th, 2021, 10:31 am
    Stephen wrote:
    tazerowe wrote:Soft shells are back at Carnivore Oak Park. They will make a sandwich, if asked.


    those are some smart crabs! :D

    LOL, definitely!

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  • Post #218 - May 19th, 2021, 4:54 pm
    Post #218 - May 19th, 2021, 4:54 pm Post #218 - May 19th, 2021, 4:54 pm
    Aboyer had soft shells recently, a special though
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #219 - May 19th, 2021, 7:15 pm
    Post #219 - May 19th, 2021, 7:15 pm Post #219 - May 19th, 2021, 7:15 pm
    Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook is currently serving a tasty version. Due to seasonality, also a special . . .

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    Tempura Soft Shell Crab | Adam's Acres Leafy Romaine, Radishes & Green Goddess Dressing

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #220 - May 28th, 2021, 11:23 am
    Post #220 - May 28th, 2021, 11:23 am Post #220 - May 28th, 2021, 11:23 am
    For those who cook them at home, Heinen's in Glenview is now getting them in fresh every Thursday morning. You can call ahead to ask them to set some aside for you. The ones we got yesterday morning were huge, gorgeous, and delicious!
  • Post #221 - June 7th, 2021, 1:13 pm
    Post #221 - June 7th, 2021, 1:13 pm Post #221 - June 7th, 2021, 1:13 pm
    We recently got one dozen live soft shell crabs from Fortune Fish & Gourmet (which is the supplier for the salmon that's smoked at Homestead Meats).

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    These are whales, packed in straw, about 5 oz.+ each. I dispatched them, cutting off the face, scraping out the gills, and removing the apron.

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    Two were for dinner, the others were par-cooked and vacuum sealed before freezing.

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