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Grilled Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich with Spicy Ranch Aioli

Sandwich Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.


  • 1 - finely chopped small red onion

  • 2 - Tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 - teaspoons capers

  • 2 - teaspoons chili powder

  • 1/2 - cup spicy ranch dressing

  • 1/4 - cup melted butter or olive oil

  • 2 - Tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 - teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 - soft-shell crabs, cleaned, rinsed and patted dry

  • 1 - cup flour or cracker meal

  • 4 - small baguettes, sliced lengthwise

  • Chopped lettuce and tomato for each sandwich


  1. In a blender, add onion, parsley, capers, chili powder, and spicy ranch dressing. 

  2. Blend first until well mixed to create spicy Ranch aioli and refrigerate.

Preheat grill to medium heat.

  1. In a large bowl, mix butter or olive oil, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

  2. Roll crabs in mixture and lightly dredge in flour or cracker meal.

  3. Saut� in large pan 3 to 4 minutes on each side and transfer to grill and cook for 5 to 10 minutes on each side.

  4. Warm baguette on grill and spread inside of bun with spicy Ranch aioli.

  5. Add lettuce and tomato and top with crab.

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