It’s prime time for soft shell crabs, a Mid-Atlantic favorite that becomes available when Chesapeake Bay blue crabs molt from their hard shells each year. D.C. chefs are preparing the late spring specialty with seasonal ingredients like ramps, pea shoots, asparagus, green beans, and tomatoes. Spot them in sandwiches, as part of weekly specials, or inside sushi rolls. Given their relative scarcity and popularity, it’s always best to confirm with restaurants if that they have soft shells on hand. Here are 15 options to try this year.
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