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.
When he drew near they found a soft-shell crab clinging fast to the stiff hair of the zebra's head, where it held on by one claw.
What she had seen more particularly was an awful-looking crimson and grey spider as big as a soft-shell crab.
The soft-shell crab is blanched five minutes, and fried like fish.
I guess the difference in Jane's sentiment and mine is the same as between a soft-shell crab and a hard-shell one.
He comes at me wide open, with a guard like a soft-shell crab.