Favorite Recipes in Florida

By Cindy Adams

Nothing beats living in Florida and knowing all the best Florida recipes. Every state has its own set of unique foods, many of which can be recreated at home. From Cuban sandwiches to Key Lime Pie, Florida has some fantastic recipes. We’ve collected some of the best traditional Florida recipes all for your culinary enjoyment.

Stone Crab

Stone crabs are a Florida delicacy from October to May that you don’t want to miss. There are strict harvesting regulations to preserve the population of these creatures, and only the claws are allowed to be consumed. Wildlife advocates insist only one claw is removed per crab before they are set free again, allowing them to regenerate and be harvested for the future.

Those gigantic claws with signature black tips are full of succulent meat just begging for lemon and butter or a tangy mustard sauce for dipping.

Stone crabs are pre-cooked for commercial sale. You don’t have to cook them. If you’re catching them yourself, bring a pot of water to a boil, place the claws in the water and simmer for 6 minutes, then immediately transfer to an ice bath and chill completely.


Tangy Mustard

1 tsp A1 steak sauce or hot sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
4 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt & freshly ground black pepper