Irresistible Stone Crab Claws with Zesty Mustard Sauce

Best Stone Crab Claws Recipe with Homemade Mustard Dipping Sauce

Savor the taste of Florida with this mouthwatering stone crab claw recipe.

Experience the ultimate coastal indulgence with our Stone Crab Claws and Zesty Mustard Dipping Sauce. This Florida classic combines succulent, pre-cooked crab claws with a tangy, flavorful sauce that’ll transport your taste buds straight to the sunny shores. Perfect for a luxurious appetizer or a light meal, this dish is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your seafood cravings.

Our recipe features plump, tender stone crab claws served chilled, paired with a bold mayo-based sauce. The sauce is a mouthwatering blend of horseradish, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, and lemon juice, creating a perfect balance of heat and tang. Simply mix the sauce ingredients, arrange the claws on an ice-filled platter, and get ready to dive into a seafood lover’s paradise.

Stone crab season runs from mid-October to late April, making this dish a perfect autumn-to-spring delicacy. While sustainability concerns have led to tighter fishing restrictions, efforts are being made to protect and revive the stone crab population. When enjoying this delectable treat, consider its environmental impact and savor it responsibly.

Stone Crab Claws With Mustard Dipping Sauce


For Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup (7 3/4 ounces; 220g) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (2 1/4 ounces; 65g) prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup (2 1/4 ounces; 65g) Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) hot sauce, such as Frank’s
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (8ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 4 pounds (1.8kg) stone crab claws (about 25 medium to large claws), chilled


  1. Whip up the zesty sauce by combining mayonnaise, horseradish, Dijon, hot sauce, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Mix until smooth and well-blended.
  2. For serving: Transfer the dipping sauce to a ramekin or small bowl. Create a stunning presentation by placing the sauce bowl on a large ice-filled platter and artfully arranging the crab claws around it.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
468 Calories
30g Fat
2g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 258mg 86%
Sodium 1553mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 243mg 19%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 698mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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