Tuesday, March 19, 2013

By The Sea Restaurants or How I Fell in Love with Seafood

This is a tale.
A tale of little brown haired girl who fell in love with:

Crabs.
Which led to my love of scallops, shrimp, lobster, clams, salmon...most seafood really.
Can't do crawfish but that's because the head is still on. Ew.

I remember my Poppy taking me to a seafood restaurant for my birthday when I was little.
Just us.
To a restaurant similar to Carmel by The Sea Restaurants
I ordered crab legs.
King Crab legs, thank you very much.

They were perfect.  As was my date with my Poppy!

He knew I loved crabs because I spent a lot of time at my aunt and uncle's house.  My uncle was always going crabbing or stopping by a roadside stand of "fresh crabs" to buy a bushel & bring back to his house.

We are fortunate to live on the East Coast about an hour from the Atlantic Ocean. 
Fresh seafood is easy to come by round these parts.

My uncle would bring them home & let one or two loose on the tile floor.
Not my favorite part but once they were cooked, watch out because those crab legs were all mine.
Give me a nutcracker and let me go.

My first taste of lobster, believe it or not, was at a carnival.
I know what you are thinking, who would eat seafood at a carnival...again we are close to the shore so I was not worried.

That lobster was deliciouso!
I couldn't get enough.

I love to go out for seafood anytime I can. My 14yo has inherited my love for the food of the sea.  Which is odd because we share no genetics...must be osmosis. 

One of the reasons I love it is because it always taste so light and airy.  Never heavy.  Even if you fry it.  Altho I tend to like my scallops broiled with some lemon.

MMM...nom. nom. nom.

So tell me, are you a seafood lover or no?
And tuna in a can doesn't count!

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