Stone Crabs With Dipping Sauce
This month, May, is the end of the stone crab season. For those who are not familiar with stone crabs, they are popular in Florida which is where I first had them.
I was happy to find a special at a local specialty market featuring stone crabs last week.
Of course I jumped at the chance to buy them for a light supper. Grampy was traveling so I was happy to enjoy my treat without feeling guilty.
I have to admit I never heard of stone crabs until I was vacationing in Miami one year, way back when, and every seafood restaurant in South Florida was advertising Stone Crab specials.
If you love cracking shells and not getting full on a plate of shelfish you will enjoy the sweet tender meat of stone crabs with the best dipping sauce around.
I found Joe’s Stone Crab Mustard Sauce recipe on Saveur.com which was printed in 2007. It is said that Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant has the best of the best Stone Crabs and dipping sauce in town.
This is a flexible recipe that you can make your own. You can use all the ingredients or eliminate those you do not like. Taste as you go and make it your Special Sauce!
You can increase the amount of the ingredients to make a larger portion if you are serving more than 2 guests.
Mustard Dipping Sauce
Recipe adapted from Saveur.com
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 TBLS. milk
- 4 tsp. dry mustard
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. A- 1 Steak Sauce
- Kosher salt & pepper to taste
- In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients, except salt & pepper, until smooth.
- Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill for 20 minutes before serving.
- Serve as dipping sauce for cooked, chilled crabs.
If you enjoy seafood and different dipping sauces you might enjoy Shelby’s Two Sauces Recipes from www.grumpyshoneybunch.com.
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