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What’s Hot: Soft-shell Crabs at Brasserie Pavil

What’s Hot: Soft-shell Crabs at Brasserie Pavil

brasseriesscrab2Brasserie Pavil, 1818 N. Loop 1604 W., is serving up soft-shell crabs each Wednesday though the end of the season, which is either the end of the month or mid-August.

Chef Scott Cohen is having the succulent crustaceans flown to San Antonio each week from Maryland. He saut├ęs them in brown butter with garlic, lemon, ginger and capers in the sauce and serves it with a green vegetable, like broccoli rabe or spinach, and a rice pilaf.

Ten dozen arrive each week and the entire shipment is occasionally gone before the end of the evening. “We were sold out by 9:30 p.m. last week,” Cohen says.

Why Maryland soft-shell crabs? Cohen believes these have an even softer shell than you usually find.

The plate usually sells for around $27, he says.

For more information, call (210) 479-5000 or click here.

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