Soft shell crabs
140g / 2 crabs

Soft shell crabs - 2 crabs

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140g / 2 crabs ( 10+ available )

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Softshell crabs are normal crabs which are caught immediately after moulting their shell, in the few days before the new one has hardened up. They are everywhere, of course, but two regions turned them into culinary stars: Venice and New England. They’re still fished in both places, but the rest of the world goes to Thailand for this delicacy where a burgeoning soft shell crab industry seems to be run by a cadre of ex-patriate Bostonian fish processing managers. So the quality is excellent. Please note that one 75g crab is about two mouthfuls. And yes, you do indeed eat the whole thing... very tasty too. The availability of soft shell crab can be tricky so we do apologise if they are currently out of stock. 

  • You can eat our soft shell crabs whole
  • The most popular method of cooking soft shell crabs is to deep fry them
  • Soft shell crab is only sold as frozen in the UK due to it having to be imported

Featured customer reviews of our soft shell crabs

  • "They are perfect lightly coated in tempura batter and grated coconut, mmmm"
  • "Made an Indian Bel Phuri dish with deep-fried soft-shell crab - bought from The Fish Society - excellent! It's a real find this place with a great selection and spick & span premises."
  • "Tasty, good quality and quick delivery"
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Price per kilo £68.57/kg


Serving guide: 25-75g starter or 120-200g main

68 Kcals/100g (low) 

Best before: 24 months from freezing

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These are meant to be eaten whole

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Under £40 £5.90
Over £40 FREE


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  • Delivery Tuesday to Saturday
  • No signature required 


Surcharge Type Charge
Saturday +£2.50
Remote Postcodes* +£20

*We use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which costs £26.60. 

UK Mail

Service Charges Details
2nd class

from £3.20

2-4 day delivery

1st class

from £3.80

1-2 day delivery


Northern Ireland

We are not currently shipping to northern ireland 


We are not currently shipping internationally.

Frozen Stored frozen at -22C
Chilled Stored at 2-5C
Ambient Stored at room temperature


The area where the fish was caught or farmed


Wild or Farmed
 Wild  Fish that are caught from their natural habitat
 Organic  Organically farmed and certified by the soil association
 Farmed  Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm


Raw This product has not been cooked in any way
Cooked This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat
Cured This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved
Reheat This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.


Catch Method
Hand pole & line Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line
Longline Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length
Dived Hand caught using divers
Foraged Caught by foraging along the beach
Pots & Traps Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.
Dredges Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.
Gill netting Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.
Seine net Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.
Trawled Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat
Netted Caught using any of the types of netting

Sauteed Softshell Crab

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Thai Food Soft Shell Crab with Garlic & Pepper Recipe
Source: Duncan's Thai Kitchen