Stone Crab Season is Finally Here!
You know how good this delicacy can be if you’re lucky enough to be in Florida during stone crab season. Stone crabs must be served while they are still alive, so the best places to eat them are those that bring them straight from the ocean. Here are some suggestions for enjoying this treat to the fullest while it is available.
Ordering stone crabs can be a bit tricky, so here are some tips on how to do it. You must first determine whether you prefer your crab cooked or boiled. Crabs taste better when boiling, but many people prefer the convenience and cleanliness of steaming. If you want to boil them yourself at home, it’s best to buy live ones and bring them home in salt water or vinegar water (to avoid breaking up the meat). You’ll also want a big pot with water that has enough salt in it that looks like a salt marsh. Once they’re cooked thoroughly, use tongs or two forks to remove them from the boiling pot.
One must have a fundamental understanding of stone crabs before making a purchase. The initial price will depend on the size and number of claws. If you’re looking for just one or two medium-sized claws, then expect to pay between 10 and 15 dollars per pound. If you’re in the market for more than that, then the price drops considerably. For example, if you want two pounds of larger claws with all of their claws intact, this will cost about 25 dollars per pound.
Stone crabs can be cooked in many ways, but the most common way is to break the claws and use a sucker to get the meat out. It’s not an easy process, so it’s best to follow these steps: Crack the claws with a mallet or hammer , try not to hit your fingers as you do this. Be careful when you pull out the meat from the inside; there might be some small bones left in there. If things are making you uncomfortable, just swallow them. To get at any leftover flesh under the claw shells, you can use the shells themselves as a scoop. When you’re done eating all the claws, enjoy the rest of your meal. When you’re done, you can also save what’s left of your stone crab claws to use later in cooking. They may reveal hidden flesh when cooked.
Stone crab claws can be steamed and eaten as is, or you can add more flavor by dipping them in melted butter or garlic butter. Stone crab claws make a great sandwich when stuffed with shrimp and mayonnaise, then topped with lettuce and tomato. Stone crab claws can be added to pasta in a dish such as stone crab spaghetti or spaghettini alle vongole veraci. Stone crab claws are a common ingredient in soups such as seafood bisque. And lastly, stone crabs can also be used for salads.