Species Name:Menippe mercenaria
Fresh, cooked crab claws sustainably harvested from Florida Stone Crabs.
Stone Crabs are harvested primarily from the Florida Keys and South Florida’s west coast from such storied fishing communities as Everglades City, Isle of Capri, Goodland, Cortez, Ft Meyers and Hernando Beach.
When:Available fresh in season (October - May)
Where – Florida
How – Wild Caught; traps and pots
Medium: 6 to 8 pcs/lb
Large: 3 to 5 pcs/lb
Jumbo: 2 to 3 pcs/lb
Colossal: 1 to 2 pcs/lb
For Your Menu
Getting at the meat is half the fun! Serve these claws whole and let your customers enjoy themselves cracking them open to get at the meat. If your establishment isn’t quite right for a full-on crab feed you can still utilize this delicious seasonal option in soups, salads and other crab friendly dishes.
For Your Waitstaff
Stone crab meat is sweet, delicious and only available fresh for a limited time – if you have it on the menu it’s a real seasonal treat, encourage customers to try it while they can! A real renewable resource, crabs are taken from the pots live, one claw is removed and the crabs are returned to the sea where they regenerate a new claw after about a year!