Florida Stone Crabs Cracked
Stone Crab is delicious, in our opinion it is the most delicious of all crabs. The claws are large and full of flavor. Stone Crab is tender, has a very low level of fats and it offers a very interesting tasting experience.
We have access to Stone Crab of all sizes during the season (Oct-May) and will set up a station for your guests to enjoy. In terms of hardware, we do require a dedicated and specialized iced tray.
We have partnered with a group of Fishermen that go out every day during Stone Crab Season (Oct. 15 – May 15) and bring about 4,000 pounds of claw every day. They then cook, sort, pack, and deliver the stones to your door.
Our claws are fresher than anything you will find in the supermarket or restaurant... and also a lot less expensive.
Order Size: Varies
Equipment Required: Ice tray rental for stone crabs
Plating: Finger food, can be passed around on a tray or disposable.
How much Stone Crab should I buy?
Stone Crab is best served as an appetizer. 1lb - 1.5 lbs per person is the ideal serving. If you want to serve Stone Crab as an entree you may need over 3 lbs per person. As an appetizer,a claw equals a serving.
Two and a half pounds of prepared crab claws will typically equal one pound of meat.
Whats the shelf life of Stone Crab?
Stone Crab is best consumed fresh, however, un-cracked claws will last in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. If you do freeze un-cracked claws they will be good for up to 6 months.
Cracked Claws will become dry and lose their amazing flavor.
Why is Stone Crab Expensive?
Each fisherman is required to pay state fees for a specific permit and each trap has a corresponding tag that requires additional state fees, therefore the cost to local fishermen is extremely expensive when catching the crabs. Then there are the additional costs of fuel, bait and maintenance. Most fishermen work 12-hour days that typically begin before sunset.