Feature Episode: 701 – Bradenton Area Family Vacation / Stone Crab Claws and Caviar

Bradenton Area Family Vacation

Show Description: On this how to Do florida one hour Special Edition Chad takes his family to the greater Bradenton Area for a family vacation. During their stay the Crawford family will explore the county and many activities it has to offer.

Where: Bradenton Area, on Florida’s Gulf Coast

When: Year-round

How MuchHouse rentals average $2,000-$3,500 per week depending on size and location.

What you’ll needMost vacation rental homes come with everything you need, like cooking wear, sheets, pillows, etc. You’ll need food, drink and beach toys

Resource Links: Information about the area: Bradenton Area Information Vacation Rentals: Anna Maria Vacations Things to Do: South Florida MuseumDakin Dairy FarmsCortez Historic Fishing VillageGamble Plantation, De Soto National Memorial Park

BeachHorses and TreeUmph!, Activity Rentals and Charters: Hackney Marine, Blenker BoatworksBeach Bums and AMI Watersports, Dining:  The Donut ExperimentShake Pit, Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Riverhouse Reef & Grill and Mar Vista Dockside, Shopping: The Shiny Fish Emporium Anna Maria General Store and Flip Flop & Candy Shop.

Florida Cooking: Stone Crab Claws & Caviar

Yield 2 Servings


  • 3 pounds stone crab claws, medium sized
  • 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 4 Key limes (or two regular limes), juiced
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Crack claws using a wooden hammer or a seafood cracker; remove shell and movable pincer leaving meat attached to the remaining pincer.
  2. Set aside and keep refrigerated until use.
  3. In a small bowl combine the mayo, Dijon and lime juice.
  4. Taste the mustard sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve stone crab claws with the mustard sauce.

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