soft-shelled crab

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Synonyms for soft-shelled crab

freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible

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edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell

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Aktar then added a final flourish, introducing soft-shelled crab and a raw green mango chutney.
Then there was the small matter of the soft-shelled crabs, which had to be correctly cleaned, prepped, spiced and deep-fried.
The change of use, reminiscent of soft-shelled crabs moving into abandoned mollusc shells, is familiar.
The soft-shelled crabs being served in restaurants now are blues coming from around the Chesapeake Bay.