One of the best things about a beach vacation is eating seafood. I love just about all of it, especially fresh catches of a local delicacy, expertly prepared with a new idea for flavor. At one restaurant, I enjoyed a starter salad, with flavorful home grown tomatoes and creamy mozzarella, lightly dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!
I particularly love oysters (Oysters!!), and the best I found all week were these marvelous tidbits. They were fried to perfection, not greasy, and fresh! I dove into them so fast I almost forgot to take a pic, LOL.
The restaurant, Bimini’s, was a hole in the wall with a thirty minute wait for a table in the northern part of the town. Obviously a spot locals know well! After dinner we went to their store next door and got a wall sign for DH’s garage, that says “No Bad Days” with the parrot logo, and a t-shirt for me with the parrot on the back.
The oysters were great with a Blue Margarita, made with the usual ingredients topped with a splash of Blue Curacao.
The hush puppies were light and crispy, well seasoned little treats.
Our best meal of the week was at Sea Captain’s House.
It was a charming place with a homey atmosphere in the lobby waiting area. I believe it was a large home converted to a restaurant. There were three dining areas, two on the upper level and one below on an enclosed porch.
We ate upstairs, with this beautiful view around sunset.
The small garden could also be seen from our table through the window.
DH had a fresh catch selection, a tuna filet with two interesting sauces – one a tropical salsa, and the other an orange habanero.
I had the sea bass with lemon dill and basil cream sauces. The colorful squash side dish was perfectly cooked. I have some new ideas for home meals now too!
I have these little side dipping dishes that have three compartments. I used them in my Late Summer Cookout dinner.
So what can I use with a homemade fish dinner? Maybe the teriyaki again, and I think horseradish sauce goes with anything. Cocktail and tartar sauces could be nice too. I have an idea for a new sauce (inspired by this trip), but I will have to try it before I tell you all about it in case it isn’t as good as it sounds in my head, LOL!!! Now, to find some fish or shrimp on sale to grill out!
Do you enjoy fresh seafood?
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