Stone Crab Dipping Sauces

It's officially stone crab season and there's no better way to enjoy this crustacean's delectable claws than with dipping sauces that enhance the crab's naturally sweet flavor. Chef Gerald Sombright from the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort shared these tangy and spicy sauce recipes with us, both guaranteed to up your stone crab game.

Champagne Mustard Sauce Recipe

stone crab dipping sauce champagne
Mustard and champagne are a perfect match for elevating the sweet crab flavor.Matthew Taylor-Gross

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 cup mustard seeds
1 1⁄2 cups champagne
2 tbsp. honey
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine mustard seeds and champagne in a pot over medium heat and cook until champagne is reduced by half

  2. Stir in honey and using a small blender, blend mixture until smooth. Allow some texture to remain

  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste

  4. Chill and serve as dipping sauce with stone crab claws

Spicy Cocktail Sauce Recipe

stone crab cocktail dipping sauce
This sauce adds the right amount of kick without overpowering the sweet flavor of the crab.Matthew Taylor-Gross

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 cup Heinz chili sauce
1⁄3 cup gochujang
2 dashes Worcestershire
1 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp. fresh horseradish
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste

  2. Chill and serve with stone crab claws

This recipe was originally featured on our sister site, Saveur

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