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Soft shell crabs

Found out in my local alternate paper that it is soft shell crab season in SC. The seafood seller at the farmer's market hopefully will have some this saturday. My question is how to cook them? I keep seeing entries here and other sites that, other than crab cakes (no), is to boil or steam them. But I don't see any of the specifics. How much water? How long? Can I add herbs to the water? And how do you serve them? Just lemon juice? Thanks for the help.

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