STONE CRAB SEASON – Opens today

The Florida stone crab season opens today. which means fresh claws will soon show up on dinner tables and specialty fish markets.

This crab looks like pop eye, with pumped up, beefy claws folded out in front of its body. The Florida delicacy can cost two times the price of Alaskan snow crab legs. About 2 million pounds of sweet crab meat was harvested last year fueled a $31 million industry.

I love JB’s Seafood in Gulfport, FL.  You can order online. Stone Crab season ends May 1.