Two weeks ago, I called Oceanfresh in Attleboro a day ahead to ask them whether they had soft shell crab and they did me they did. But when I got there, I was told that they were all gone. It was the stupidity on my side. I should check before I went there.
Anyway, I tried to get them again. I didn't remember which day I called Fresh Pond Seafood but I heard the message saying that they were temporarily closed.
A depressing weekend.
I had been thinking of the crab for days. Then on Thursday, I accidentally disovered from Roche Bro's paper that they had them for $2.99 a piece! I hit all the traffic and got to their West Roxbury store the next day after work.
Thanks God. Even though they were small, they were alive and kicking. Even better they cleaned them for me. I got four of them. Believe it or not, they were still kicking when they were placed on the cutting board.
Chopped up the hot pepper and garlic and breaded them with flour and butter. Fried them. One of the best days of my life.