Florida State Dish (Recipe)
Steamed Stone Crab Claws (Unofficial Main Dish)
Stone crab, only available in Florida, is a particular favorite. The crabs have the ability to re-grow their claws, so stone-crab fisheries carefully harvest only one claw before returning the crabs to the water. Stone crab cakes, fried patties made of claw meat mixed with breadcrumbs, egg, and other seasonings and binders, are usually served with a flavored mayonnaise sauce and are a local favorite. It’s even more common to serve them steamed with butter and lemon or lime—the state’s signature dish, described below—though they are sometimes marinated in citrus or served with other fruit sauces.
Recipe Serves 6
-World Trade Press