Monthly Archives: October 2010
|October 28, 2010||Posted by admin under Seafood|
Guest blogger: Gretchen Schmidt, edible South Florida It’s a rite of fall in Florida. Every year in mid-October, stone crab lovers indulge their passion for this sustainable seafood, harvested in Gulf and Atlantic waters off Florida and elsewhere. For our cover story on stone crabs in our fall edition of edible South Florida, we headed […] continue reading
|October 25, 2010||Posted by admin under Uncategorized|
With the holiday seasons quickly approaching, special meals make them memorable. Sometimes the most memorable things we take with us are the smells from these beloved mealtimes as our favorite dishes are enjoyed. The smells we equate with these delectable dishes are usually due to the herbs corresponding with seasonal smorgasbords. To help your season […] continue reading
|October 21, 2010||Posted by admin under Wine|
A few weeks ago I was in the St. Augustine area and I got the chance to visit San Sebastian Winery. I had never been to a Florida winery before, so I was quite excited. I was even more excited when I discovered that not only do they give a free tour but they also […] continue reading
|October 20, 2010||Posted by admin under Business|
This is a continuation of my last post, Location Based Marketing, as part of our ongoing efforts to promote social media among Florida’s agriculture-related businesses. So why do you want people to “check in” at your location? Just a few reasons off the top of my head… It’s word of mouth marketing. These services are […] continue reading
|October 19, 2010||Posted by admin under Events|
About two weeks ago I went down to Tampa to help Sarah pass out free chicken at the USF game. Sounds interesting, right? Well, that is literally what we were doing. You may or may not remember seeing but we started promoting Fresh from Florida Chicken earlier this year. This event at USF was apart […] continue reading
|October 18, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce|
Buying produce that is in season helps you get the most nutrients out of what you are eating. If you are like me this is important to you. While I do enjoy eating fresh foods, it helps to know it is fortified with things that my body needs in order to be its best. Avocados […] continue reading
|October 18, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Seafood|
The wait is over. Florida stone crab claws are back in season once again. Now we all know that stone crab claws are delicious. Once you crack the claw with the back of a spoon you are able to pull out a tasty morsel of meat attached to the moveable pincer. One of […] continue reading
The wait is over. Florida stone crab claws are back in season once again.
Now we all know that stone crab claws are delicious. Once you crack the claw with the back of a spoon you are able to pull out a tasty morsel of meat attached to the moveable pincer. One of the most popular ways to serve them is cold on a bed of ice with a mustard dipping sauce, but they are also commonly eaten hot with drawn butter and lime juice. The firm, sweet meat tastes similar to lobster. It’s extra lean, low in fat, and a good source of protein.
But did you know that stone crab claws are a sustainable seafood? Sustainable seafood is seafood from either fished or farmed sources that can maintain or increase production in the future without jeopardizing the ecosystems from which it was acquired. Florida’s commercial fishermen capture the crab and take one or both of its claws and return the crab back to the water. The stone crab’s ability to regenerate lost limbs after about 18 months makes it possible to harvest the meaty claws without harming the crab.