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Steamed Florida Stone Crab Claws

Steamed Florida Stone Crab Claws

Ingredients

3 lbs Stone Crab Claws
Special Equipment: Steaming Basket

Directions

Prep: 5 min
Cook: 5 -8 min
Yields: 2 – 4 Servings
Rinse the Stone Crab claws off with cool water. Making sure no oceanic debris still lingering.
Fill a large pot with about 1.5 in. of water, be sure the water is below where the basket will sit.
Place steam basket into the pot and cover with the lid.
With the lid on, bring water to a boil over high heat. Covering the pot makes the water boil quicker and keep the steam contained.
Now that the water is boiling, remove the lid and drop the prepped Crab claws into the basket and re-cover with the lid. Be careful to not let too much steam escape.
Keep water boiling and the lid on the pot, steam the claws for about 5 minutes.
Once ready, immediately remove the claws by either using tongs or lift the steaming basket out by the handle.
Crack the claws and remove meat while warm, to ensure you get the meat out of the shell with little to none sticking to the shell.
You can serve them warm or you can chill them and serve with some sort of dipping sauce. Melted butter or a mustard sauce go perfect with Stone Crab.

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Notes

Stone Crab is best served with a dipping sauce. Two of the most popular sauces for this scrumpscious seafood are: a homemade mustard sauce or a melted clarified butter sauce. To top off the exposed meat hit it with just a squirt of fresh lemon juice.

Did you know that only the claws of this delicious crustacean are harvested and eaten? The Fresh Florida Stone Crab claw is a delicacy on the eastern coast, like Florida Lobster. Florida’s waters are rich with spiny lobsters and stone crab, if you dont normally hunt for your own, you should really take a shot at it. First timer? Read some of our popular ‘How To’ articles:  “Florida Stone Crab Season” or “What you need to know about Florida’s Lobster Season”.

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