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What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when we say ‘seafood?' Is it salmon? Perhaps lobster or shrimp? I am sure that if you have ever eaten a stone crab claw in your life, that will be your answer. If you have ever tried a stone crab in a restaurant and fallen in love with the delicacy, you might have considered having them at home. Well, the very first thing you will need to learn is how to crack the shell of the claw.
To crack the shell you will need three things:
1. A stone crab claw
2. A hand towel
3. A metal spoon or wooden mallet
Hold the claw in your non-dominant hand with the hand towel underneath for support. Them, rap the shell with the spoon or mallet - but remember not hit it too hard, only as hard as you’d hit a soft-boiled egg. Otherwise you risk ruining the beautiful flesh beneath! Keep in mind that the claw contains a semi-hard membrane in the centre. Make sure to scrape the meat off this while eating.
The art of cracking a stone crab claw is easy to pick up once you have done it once or twice, and you'll be able to enjoy these beautiful Florida delicacies right from the comfort of your home.
Not feeling too confident to take on this delicious meal at home yet? If your cooking skills are a little dusty, or you just really aren't sure how to get that incredible taste of seafood perfection, why not just try a local restaurant or seafood delivery service? Just drive to one of these restaurants and order your claw and get to eat it. You can even have the option of ordering online or eating at the restaurant or getting the food taken away.
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 their products 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!
Stone crabs are not the only thing that we make fabulously here. Our wine selection, mouth-watering selection of sides, and accessories can make your stone crab dinner experience memorable. Jump onto our Menu to experience bliss in the form of seafood.