Having grown up in San Francisco, I am an avowed Dungeness crab gal through and through.
Some people may consider lobster the ultimate luxury ingredient. But I think Dungeness is far superior with its fluffy, sweet meat.
That being said, though, I have dabbled with stone crab claws.
When you worked in South Florida for four years as I did, you can’t help but fall for these big, meaty claws.
On a lowly newspaper reporter’s salary, pricey stone crab claws were a rare treat.
But the once or twice that I did splurge on them, I must say they sure satisfied, especially dunked in mustardy mayo.
Thanks to Anderson Seafoods, I got to relive that memory recently.
The Orange County seafood distributor, which overnights fresh and frozen seafood right to your door, sent me a sample of real-deal Florida stone crab claws to try.
They’re ready to eat once they arrive. All I did was whip up my own mustard-mayo sauce before digging in, happily.
I may be a California gal, but there just might be a little bit of Florida still in me. Just maybe.
CONTEST: One lucky Food Gal reader will win a $300 credit from Anderson Seafoods to enjoy whatever seafood you please. Entries, open only to those in the continental United States, will be accepted through midnight PST Dec. 14. Winner will be announced Dec. 16
How to win?
Tell me a delicious memory about one of your favorite types of seafood. Best answer wins.
WINNER OF LAST WEEK’S CONTEST: In the previous Food Gal contest, readers had the chance to enter a random drawing for the Craftsy video tutorial, “Favorite Asian Dumplings From Scratch.” The eight-lesson series is taught by Bay Area Asian cooking teacher and author, Andrea Nguyen.
Congrats to the winner: Suzy Marsden