With their meatier body, tarantulas are said to taste like to soft-shell crab or shrimp.
Pine nuts, bacon, soft-shell crab—these are the flavors of caterpillars, beetles, and tarantulas, if you can believe it.
But, you say, you have heard of "hard-shell" and "soft-shell" crabs, and want to know the difference?
"He is recommending some soft-shell crabs," said the clever man.
Eels and soft-shell turtles, though occasionally caught, were not plentiful in 1806.
It is partial to the “soft-shell” crabs and small tortoises common in the American waters.
We have tried many varieties of the soft-shell without success.
Put the required number of small, soft-shell clams into a saucepan, and bring to a boil, in their own liquor.
The soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria, has been an important article of food, but the valves are not serviceable in the arts.
What she had seen more particularly was an awful-looking crimson and grey spider as big as a soft-shell crab.