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Roasted Soft Shell Crabs with Potato and Corn Hash

A delicious date night treat! Enjoy the smokey, sweet flavors of roasted soft-shell crab with a compliment of sauteed vegetables in this prep-ahead, one-dish, wood-fired meal.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish, Seafood
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 2


  • 2 Soft Shell Crabs - Cleaned
  • 4 Red Skinned Potatoes - Diced, boiled to fork tender, shocked in ice bath
  • 2 Ears Fresh Corn - Cut off the cob
  • 1 shallot - Minced
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh thyme - Leaves picked
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt & fresh cracked black pepper - For seasoning to taste
  • Lemon wedges - optional


  • Preheat your wood fired oven to a high temperature.
    white domed pizza oven with fire
  • Prep your potatoes and corn.
  • Preheat your cast iron pan in the pizza oven until hot.
  • Add the olive oil to the cast iron pan, add the potatoes and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the corn, shallot, butter, and thyme; season with salt and pepper.
  • Rinse the soft shell crabs in cold water, Lay the on top of the vegetables.
    soft shell crab being rinsed
  • Cook in the pizza oven until the shells turn bright pink. Remove and serve. Optional garnishes include lemon wedges and melted butter for dipping.
    cast iron pan-crabs-hash
Keyword Wood-Fired Cooking, John Livera, seafood, soft-shell crabs, Vegetable Hash, cast iron cooking