5/09/2013 10:20:00 AM

51 Lincoln Celebrates Soft-Shell Crab Season With Special Menu and Contest

 Above, soft-shell crabs with scallion pancakes, house-made hoisin & scallion kimchi.
Jeff Fournier, chef and owner of of 51 Lincoln in Newton Highlands, is celebrating soft-shell crab season in full force by hosting a contest for the best soft-shell ideas or recipes, as well as preparing a special menu. He's offering the seasonal treat 30 ways - a new dish for each day of the month of May, leaving the last day, May 31, to feature the winning soft-shell crab dish from the public. (Could be you!)

Last night it was spicy soft-shell crab with scallion pancakes, housemade hoisin and scallion kimchi. Tonight, it’s Parmesan-dredged soft-shell crab fra diavolo with housemade fettucine; Friday it’s crispy soft shells with New England-style Johnny cake, green onion salsa and crema Mexican. Check out the website for upcoming presentations.

In the meantime, if you come up with an idea or recipe for soft-shell crabs, send it to info@51lincolnnewton.com by May 20, and the winner will get to sit down to her or his own dish at the restaurant (617-965-3100).

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