This morning after I dropped off Amaya at school it occurred to me that it was Friday and it was Lent and there was a good chance that if I swung by my local fish store I might find something interesting. I was right, front and center in the case were these beautiful soft shell crabs. The bin looks sparse because I bought a bunch. I missed the whole season last year and I wasn't going to miss out today. The only question now is what to do with them? Marinate them in garlic, olive oil, fresh basil, and red wine and grill them? Dredge them in cornstarch and saute them, to have with creamed corn and arugula salad? Dust them in masa harina and pan fry them for soft shell tacos with guacamole and fresh pico de gallo? Tempura batter and fry them with marinated radish salad and garlic-ginger-soy dipping sauce? The hardest part will be making a decision.