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Stone Crab Recipes

Updated on October 26, 2011

Classic and Delicious Stone Crab

One of Florida's favorite crabs to eat as an appetizer or seafood entree.

A Classic Florida Stone Crab recipe, enjoy!


3 pounds stone crab claws
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons Florida lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-dry vermouth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper


First crack the stone crab claws and remove the shell and pincer. Leave the meat attached to the remaining pincer. Next it is time to heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add Florida stone crab claws and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the claws are heated through, and turn the crab claws frequently. Turn heat to high; add vermouth, lemon juice, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 1 minute more, spooning vermouth sauce over claws. Serve claws hot or cold as a delicious appetizer or seafood entree.

Cracking Florida Stone Crabs

This how to video shows how to crack stone crab claws and recover all of its juicy goodness without damaging the crab meat.

Marinated Stone Crab Claws


1 pound Florida stone crab claws
1 cup tarragon vinegar
2/3 cup Florida sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
salad greens


First crack the Florida stonecrab claws and remove the outer shell leaving crabmeat attached to one side of the claw. Combine the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt and garlic, then mix until sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour over stonecrab claws and cover. Let the crabs rest and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, then drain. Serve on a bed of salad greens as an appetizer. Delicious.

Stone Crab Claw Removal by Fresh Choice Seafood

This video shows the proper way to declaw a Stone Crab. This is important so that the stone crab may be returned to the ocean unharmed. Order stone crab online at Fresh Choice

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      linjingjing 9 years ago

      Stone Crab Recipes

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