Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with an Easy Radish Slaw: Seasonal Chef Recipe


This quick radish slaw is put together in no time at all and perfect with a quick soft shell crab sandwich. To read more about radishes by our Seasonal Chef click this link: Radishes at the Farmers Market.

Crab Sandwich with Radish Slaw

Yield: Serves 4


  • Slaw
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick sliced Cherry Belle radishes
  • 1 cup matchstick sliced Granny Smith apple
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ½ cup chopped chives
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  • Crabs
  • 4 soft shell crabs, cleaned by your fishmonger
  • ½ cup fine cornmeal
  • ½ cup Wondra flour
  • ½ teaspoon each kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 4 soft rolls


  1. Combine the cabbage, radish, apple and carrot in a large bowl. Whisk the lemon zest, juice, oil and seasoning in a small bowl. Pour over the slaw and toss well.
  2. Meanwhile in a shallow bowl combine the cornmeal, flour and seasoning. Season the crabs with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Dredge in the flour mixture.
  3. Place the grapeseed oil a sauté pan over medium high heat. When it starts to smoke slightly add the crabs and cook for about 3 minutes in each side. When they are cooked through set aside on a platter.
  4. The cabbage should be a little soft at that point. Give it a good toss and add in the nuts and chives. Taste for seasoning. Place the crab on a roll and top with slaw and enjoy!


About Author

Seasonal Chef blogger Maria Reina comes to the world of food as a third career, spending a great portion of her adult life in the field of Human Resources. With her private company Bella Cucina Maria she is a personal chef, caterer and recreational cooking class teacher in Westchester. She's an avid food television watcher and cookbook collector, always looking for a new take on a traditional dish. In her free time she loves hanging out at local farmer's markets, chatting it up with the farmers and doing cooking demos with their seasonal ingredients. In addition to her blog, which is loaded with easy recipes, you can follow her on Facebook (Bella Cucina Maria), Twitter (Bellacucinam), Instagram (Bellacucinam) and Pinterest (Bellacucinam).

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