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Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Potente
Sink your teeth into a crispy crab at downtown Italian eatery Potente. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Riel
At Riel, tempura-fried crab is joined by sauteed ong choy and a tamarind vinaigrette. Courtesy photo
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Underbelly
Fried soft-shell crab is served with corn maque choux and green tomato relish at Underbelly.  Photo by Julie Soefer
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Yauatcha
 Yauatcha adds almonds and chili oil to its crispy soft-shell crab dish. Courtesy photo
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Picos
Your order comes with your choice of either two or three jumbo fried crustaceans at Pico's. Courtesy photo
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Backstreet Cafe
The seasonal salad at Backstreet Cafe features the tender delicacy with tomatoes and corn. Photo by Paula Murphy
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Coltivare
Coltivare is home to a delectable grilled crab creation. Photo by Carla Gomez
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Karaage at Kata Robata
Dig into the seafood delicacy at Upper Kirby’s Kata Robata.  Photo by Paula Murphy
Houston, soft shell crab dishes, June 2017, Prego
The briny beauties at Prego are pan-sauteed, then baked to perfection.  Photo by Paula Murphy
Kiran's soft shell crab
The Indian-spiced soft-shell crab at Kiran's is served with fried green tomatoes, ginger remoulade, and a green salad. Courtesy photo