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Recipe from: Maryland Department of Agriculture
Servings: Makes 2 servings, 2 crabs each
12 Maryland soft crabs, live or frozen
Dress live crabs thaw crabs if frozen. Liberally baste bottom side of crabs with marinade and carefully place, bottom side down, on barbecue grill. Grill over slow fire, at least 12 inches from coals, for 5 minutes. Liberally baste top of crabs with marinade, turn carefully, and grill 5 minutes more.
1 cup salad oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon tarragon leaves
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
⅛ teaspoon lemon bits, or 1 teaspoon lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
Mix ingredients together. Let stand several hours at room temperature to let flavors blend before using. Use for basting when grilling or broiling soft crabs, fish, etc. Makes 1 cup marinade.