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Stone Crab Season is here!

It’s that time of the year again!  Our delectable Stone Crab Season has begun.  The season runs from October 15th to May 15th.  Stone Crab claws can be enjoyed throughout our city from some of our finest restaurants, such as the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, to grocery stores such as Whole Foods Market.

In case you didn’t know, here are some interesting facts about  Crustaceans…

*The stone crab’s claws are formally known as “Chelae.”

*The claws do grow back so long as the joint is left in place. 

*The female’s body, her “carapace” is larger than her male counterpart. However the males do have the larger claws.

*One of the predators that feeds on them is “the human”.  Sorry, but these claws are just too good.

If you enjoy crab’s, these are a MUST! One taste and you will be hooked.  Oh, and don’t forget to accompany them with the savory mustard sauce!

Photo courtesy of Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant

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