Moeche, Lagoon Crabs in Venice

Written by Katie Parla on March 15, 2010

Moeche are soft shell crabs found in Venice’s lagoon. I purchased a few of these live ones in the Rialto market and deep fried them for dinner last night. They are a seasonal specialty, found only in the spring when they are “between” shells, having just shed their old hard shell before growing another. They are priced at €58-60 euros a kilo.

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