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OT - Stone Crab Season!

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,696
edited November 2017 in Appetizers
Don't hate me cause I live here!!

Yep, it's the season for stone crabs here in FL. These were pretty awesome as the first ones of the season always seem to taste the best.

$6 apiece for good sized claws.




Yep, it's still hot here, but stone crab season means that winter is coming, eventually!
Come on down to FL and get some!

Thanks for lookin.




Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
 
3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,588
    Love it. Color me jealous. 

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    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,633
    You win. 
  • Love stone crab - you're gonna need a bigger hammer...
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 1,089
    Hate you, NO. Envious, YES. I've had them twice and my my my they are da bomb! Lots of ways to prepare and serve them.
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  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,224
    Don't hate me cause I live here!! ...
    Oh, man....  No, I don't hate you, and by and large, I love your posts.  But I truly dread the ones where you post on stone crabs.  

    My parents used to live in Key West, and once in a while we'd get stone crabs, and I'm not positive there's anything on this earth that's better than stone crab!  I like them MUCH better than lobster, or any other kind of crab I've had.  My folks are long gone, and I don't go to Florida anymore, so I don't get stone crab.  I sort of hate that Joe's Stone Crab has popularized them in other parts of the country -- they're getting overfished.  Keep them SECRET, Faith!  :)

    Boy, they sure looked good, though!
  • My dad and i had a tradition during fall break to go down and fish during stone crab season. Mostly to eat our weight in crab. 

    Making me jealous! 

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  • Looks beyond delicious!!! Nice view!!
  • fruitguyfruitguy Posts: 268
    In Miami for a meeting tomorrow. 
    Just got back from Joe’s. Sure there is less expensive places but love the mustard 
  • BrasonBrason Posts: 298
    I love stone crabs
    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • 6 bucks per claw? 

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • Jealous! Looks good!
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • @fruitguy - I usually make Joe's mustard sauce at home. The famous recipe is all over the internet.

    https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/joes-mustard-sauce-235807
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • @milesvdustin - Yes, these were $25.99 per lb. for large claws.  I always buy the biggest claws I can find.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • @Theophan - They don't seem to be getting overfished around here. They are sustainable. Here's an interesting article from UF.   
    http://collier.ifas.ufl.edu/SeaGrant/pubs/Florida Stone Crab Fishery Fact Sheet.pdf
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,157
    those are some nice sized claws, only thing i like better than a fresh maine lobster.
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,224
    ... They don't seem to be getting overfished around here. They are sustainable...
    That's GOOD to know!  The last time I had them, they all seemed small, and it just made me think all was not well with the crab population.  I'm delighted that they're doing OK.  I'm just not a traveller anymore, but it almost makes a trip down there worth doing.  I guess they're orderable somewhere.  Probably at $20 a claw...  <laughing>
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,633
    those are some nice sized claws, only thing i like better than a fresh maine lobster.
    Dungenous and king crab before Lobsta imo. All are way the f up there though. You prolly have better lobsta than I’ve ever had on a routine basis though. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,157
    those are some nice sized claws, only thing i like better than a fresh maine lobster.
    Dungenous and king crab before Lobsta imo. All are way the f up there though. You prolly have better lobsta than I’ve ever had on a routine basis though. 
    im not big into crab but really like stone crab claws.  i would have to admit though that the stone crab ive eaten were out of season, illegal, and cooked and eaten fresh, not precooked or frozen, which probably was the difference that tipped it over maine lobster for me.  passed a sign last week, lobster 5.49 a pound =) for what its worth, lobster goes down hill in flavor quickly if tanked, you want it right off the boat and steamed shortly after. i used to have an awesome source, a hundred bucks for a barrel filled ;) delivered to boot
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 27,296
    If I get crabs, I want them to be stone crabs.
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  • sprayspray Posts: 55
    Definitely one of my favorites.  We had some over the weekend (third time since season opened on 10/15).  I paid $19.99/lb this past weekend for XL claws, which is a good price.  Also picked up a box of fresh Louisiana oysters, which were very, very good.
    Large BGE and MiniMax in St. Petersburg, FL
  • @Spray - Where did you get your stone crabs in St. Pete?
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • sprayspray Posts: 55
    I bought them at Save on Seafood on 49th St S this past weekend and during the first week of season.  Got them at Don's Dock in John's Pass a couple weeks ago.  Both places usually have the best prices and freshest claws around.
    Large BGE and MiniMax in St. Petersburg, FL
  • @Spray - I am in Gulfport often, so I will check out Save on Seafood. Thanks!
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • Super jealous. Anyone have a reputable source that will deliver quality product without overcharging? Seems a lot of these companies overcharge because of their popularity. 
    Snellville, GA


  • I'm over here on the east coast.  I had them at Papa's Raw Bar here in Light house point and they were the same $6 each of 4 for 20$  
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,275
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • @Eggdicted_Dawgfan -  If you are close enough to Atlanta... Dekalb Market had them when I was there last. Give them a call.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • nolan8vnolan8v Posts: 366
    Has anyone boiled these claws in seafood boil? If so, how did they taste?
    "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."
    Chris Rose 

  • @Florida Grillin Girl I am definitely within driving distance to Dekalb farmers market. Thank you for that info. Looks like online after delivery it’s about $20 a claw for the large. I’m sure this will be a cheaper route. 
    Snellville, GA


  • Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,696
    edited November 2017
    @nolan8v - they are already cooked when you buy them. I have egged them for a few minutes to serve them warm, but I am afraid that boiling them again would overcook them. NO BUENO.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
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