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Pan Fried Florida Soft Shell Crab

Pan Fried Florida Soft Shell Crab
with Watercress and Roasted Tomatillo Vinaigrette
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Soft shell crab, cleaned 4 each
  • Flour 1/2 cup
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil 1/4 cup
  • Watercress, washed, cleaned 8 oz wt
  • Tomatillos, husks removed, drizzled with olive oil, roasted until soft and blistered, oil reserved 1 lb
  • Garlic Cloves, , covered in olive oil, roasted until just soft, oil reserved 4 each
  • Cilantro, washed, trimmed 1 bunch
  • Rice Wine Vinegar 3 Tbsp
  • Reserved roasting oil from above, strained if needed 1/4 cup
  • Yellow and red grape tomatoes, cut in half 3 each

Recipe Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 400 (or use grill outside). Roast tomatillos and garlic until done, strain,
reserving oil. Place in blender with cilantro and vinegar. Turn on to medium speed. While
blender is on, slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified. Turn off and season to desired taste.
Heat olive oil in saute pan over medium-high heat. Season flour with salt and pepper.

Dredge crab through flour, shaking off excess. Sear on both sides until brown and just done. Toss watercress with vinaigrette and mound on plate. Set crab on top, drizzling with a little viniagrette. Arrange halved tomatoes around base and serve.

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