Steamed Stone Crab Claws with Melted Butter

  • Serves

    serves 4


Stone crab claws—the only part of the shellfish that's eaten—are usually served chilled, but they're quite tasty when steamed and eaten still warm with a little melted butter, like lobster.


  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter
  • 32 large stone crab claws, chilled
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


Step 1

Put uncracked claws into a steamer basket and set over steamer pot of boiling water over high heat. Cover and steam until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

In the meantime, melt butter in a small pan, being careful not to brown it. Remove from heat. Transfer to small serving bowl.

Step 3

Remove claws from steamer, crack shells, and serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.

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