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Stone Crabs are a delicacy widely loved by the people living on the eastern coast of the USA. The eastern coast of the US is famous for the stone crabs it produces. There are many restaurants and places that serve this delicacy.
The stone crabs are not eaten whole or get completely harvested for their body.
The harvesters of stone crabs capture the stone crabs and just cut their claws to be used as a delicacy. The crabs are then left to the sea again. This is a completely humane procedure as only the crab's one largest claw is harvested. This cut claw will continue to gradually regrow over a number of years.
Stone crab deliveries are done within the same day as they are harvested. This is done to get the best taste of the meat because it can deteriorate if a long time passes by without them getting eaten. Even after that, if the stone crabs are not cooked soon and eaten they can get go down in quality. To ensure that it does not happen, preservation is necessary. When you thaw a stone crab, do not do it under water. Keep the claws in the fridge for half or three-quarter of a day.
If you buy a stone crab and it has a cracked case, you should cook and eat it the same day to get the best taste out of it. If you are not planning on eating soon, it is best to preserve them. The best way to preserve a stone crab is to store it in a freezer of your refrigerator. You absolutely do not want to store it at room temperature. If you want to preserve them for 6 months, be sure to store them at 0-degree Fahrenheit. If you perhaps do not want to go through the hassle of cooking or preserving the stone crabs, go to one of the stone crab restaurants and enjoy the best seafood.
PATAS Stone Crab is the only company that specializes specifically in delivering stone crabs directly to consumers within 2 hours (in selected markets) and overnight nationwide. Our products are sourced using sustainable practices, and we offer our stone crabs at the same high standard year round. When you order from us, there are no middlemen who drive up prices - we sell directly to our customers. Therefore, you get excellent value and the best crabs Florida has to offer!