Hooray! The Stone crab season is upon us again. Finally! Everyone is talking about this Florida seafood treat, everyone knows about, has heard about it and everyone is excited about it – just as much as we are.
So why is everyone making such a big deal about the beginning of the Stone Crab season? Well, because the stone crab season is a big deal for Floridians and visitors alike! Everyone anticipates that sweet cool taste of the stone crabs and can’t wait to submerge in this famous South Florida Delicacy. Once you taste Stone crabs – you always want to go back and taste them again – either paired with Billy’s Signature mustard sauce or just with warm drawn butter – they are the “ IT” to enjoy.
Rightfully so – the meat of the Florida Stone Crab is tender, has a very low level of fats and it offers a very interesting tasting experience. Stone Crabs are also a good source of protein, selenium and magnesium. The best way to eat stone crabs is cold. Warm stone crabs have an iodine aftertaste, but cold stone crabs don’t. At Billy’s , before being eaten, the cold crabs are cracked and then served with the signature mustard sauce on the side.
This Famous Florida delicacy is only 60 calories, has no fat, no carbs and offers about 15g of Protein.
All of the stone crab claws on the market come from wild fisheries, making this product a true natural seafood item.
As of October 5 each year the fisherman can start to put stone crab traps in the water, for 10days before they can legally pull them out. The Season officially begins on October 15th every year. The fishermen pull out the traps on this day and cook the stone crab claws right away. Once this process is completed – the stone crabs are ready to be shipped to us fresh and to be served at Billy’s Stone Crab Restaurant and Market.
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