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    Stone crabs!!!

    Bought some jumbo claws at the local bait shop/fish market here in St. Pete the other day. I love Florida. the bad news is that they aren't any cheaper at the bait shop......just bigger.

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    I miss that! Spent a few summers on Big Pine Key. You are lucky. Yum.

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    Now in Big Pine, the would actually be cheaper.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deckhand View Post
    I miss that! Spent a few summers on Big Pine Key. You are lucky. Yum.

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    I miss blue crabs & rock shrimp. There used to be a place in Cape Canaveral where you could get big orders of steamed blue crabs & shrimp and sit at a brown paper-covered table with a hammer, a dish of melted butter, & lemon juice. Add beer and it was great eating.
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Lucretia, my family moved to Miami from Kentucky in 1968 when I was 7 and in addtion for not eating any fried fish for probably 10 years, I didn't even know that they did blue crabs in Florida until we moved to Tampa in 1988!! Of course, it didn't help my waistline when I got to Tallahassee and discovered that they had FRIED blue crab claws up there, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckhand View Post
    I miss that! Spent a few summers on Big Pine Key. You are lucky. Yum.


    We used to spend a lot of time in Islamorada. A few colossal stone crab claws and some fried Yellowtail go mighty well with a red stripe.
    Dave

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    Fried blue crab claws with a mangrove snapper sandwich....
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by ******* View Post
    Now in Big Pine, the would actually be cheaper.
    Yes, it would be. All the stone crab you want. A hawaiian sling and some gardening gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckfat View Post
    We used to spend a lot of time in Islamorada. A few colossal stone crab claws and some fried Yellowtail go mighty well with a red stripe.
    Dave
    Yum........

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    Deckhand did you ever visit the Islamorada Fish co before it was bought out and turned into a chain? It was a great place to set in a plastic chair on the dock and eat just killer fresh local fish. I miss that along with drinks at the Lorelei or dinner @ The Green Turtle before they tried to Yuppify it.
    Siiiiiiigh.
    The good ole days.

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