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The state of Florida is very popular for it's seafood delicacies because of the abundant seas surrounding the area. Florida is also home to an exclusive type of crab only found in the east coast, known to most as Florida stone crabs. These crabs are harvested only from the 15th October till May 15th due to government regulations to protect the species from over-fishing. This makes them a limited commodity.
As well as this, only certain sizes of stone crabs can be harvested. After capturing the crabs, their bigger claws are cut and then the crabs are left in the ocean again. These crabs are capable of regrowing their claws in two to three years time. When you buy a stone crab, you are one of few people in the world who get access to them, therefore they have become a fine delicacy.
The claws of the crabs have a lot of meat in them. The meat mostly tastes similar to that of a lobster but is obviously different from that.
These claws are mostly immediately cooked after they are harvested so as to get the best taste from them. But that is not always the case. Sometimes they are to be preserved because, for a major part of the year, they are not harvested. But people love eating them so preservation is necessary. Preserving the crab claws could be tricky but a simple task. You only need to keep them under the freezing temperature to preserve them for a long time.
Since not a lot of people are capable of providing ready to eat meat, they have become a delicacy. Another key part of what makes stone crabs a delicacy is their short use-by dates. This means, if you want to buy a stone crab more than a few hours after it has been fished, or outside the legal fishing months of the year, you can only buy from brands such as PATAS Stone Crab. We have assured techniques of preservation to ensure your stone crabs are as fresh as can be, year-round. Not many fishers, suppliers, restaurants or seafood delivery services can boast that.
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If you do not want to go through the fuss of preserving the crab claws and cooking them, your best option is to go to restaurants or even better, order seafood delivery online from the comfort of home. You can even order stone crabs on UberEats with PATAS Stone Crab. We have the best stone crabs and seafood recipes and we promise we'll have you coming back for more.
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 fresh seafood to you 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!