Seafood Round-Up: An Ode to My Favorite Creatures of the Deep!
I’m a seafood nut. I simply can’t get enough of the stuff! From calamari and shrimp to oysters and mussels, I love it all and I would eat it every day if I could. Because I’m obsessed with all kinds of tasty sea creatures, I decided to put together a list of my favorite seafood dishes and all the best seafood experiences I’ve ever had. Keep reading to check ‘em out!
I looove all seafood with the exception of pieces of fish. I don’t hate fish, but I’m just not a huge fan of a slab of salmon on my plate. I’d rather have a nice, juicy steak. But here are the other creatures I’d like to eat all day long:
When I first visited Brussels, Belgium, I had no idea that they were famous for their mussels. I had heard of Belgian waffles and Belgian chocolate, but never Belgian mussels. I soon learned thieir mussels were well-known, so I ordered some for dinner one night. They brought me out what looked like a punch bowl full and I feasted for hours!
I adore shrimp! I don’t know when exactly I fell in love with it (it may have been when I first tried coconut shrimp at Bubba Gump’s), but I’ll eat ‘em any way you cook ‘em!
My favorite way to get my fill of scallops is by having it in a big plate of paella from my favorite tapas place, La Tasca. I love how soft and full of flavor they are, and I also love how they absorb the flavors of the food around them.
I tried raw oysters for the very first time at my local ribfest a couple summers ago (yes, for some reason they were serving oysters at a ribfest!) They gave it to me with a little bit of hot sauce and a squeeze of lime. I think I enjoyed them…I swallowed mine so quickly that I don’t think I really got to taste it!
What is your favorite kind of seafood? Do you have a favorite seafood recipe?
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