Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Missed Out

I watched a TV program Bizzare Foods With Arthur Zimmern last evening that I haven't often stuck with previously, due to not enjoying views of the stuff he tastes and eats. This broadcast was about food from the areas of Louisiana and Maine and Florida.  Now I have been called a "foodie" but now I know I'm not true to the name. I also now know that after watching this show, I've missed out eating both delicacies and plain fare from these places. The saddest part for me is that I absolutely love seafood - any kind, mostly shellfish - but haven't even begun to taste 1/10th of what is out there. First of all most of what I've enjoyed was not even fresh! FRESH is the word that kept popping up when Zimmer was describing his experience eating the lobster, crab, shrimp, crayfish, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels and snails. I have tasted all of those. The only really fresh I have eaten right from the sea is a lobster. We went through Maine when traveling on a motorcycle trip to Canada. We stopped and ate fresh lobster at a shack on a bay. Once.
I would love to try octopus, squid, whelk, eel, abalone and more. FRESH lobster, crab, shrimp, crayfish, scallops, oysters, clams, mussels and snails would send me to heaven. Fish other than shellfish is favored but usually isn't fresh except the fluke and red drum the Mister caught in SC when surf-fishing. Crappies, bluegill, sunfish, catfish and bass from our lake were tasty too. We once even ate snapping turtle that my brother's wife caught, the fellows killed, and my mom cooked.

Soooooo I think I've decided to be happy that there are eating places fairly nearby that still have some sea dishes I have access to without real freshness.

1 comment:

  1. Well if you ever make your way up this way to the Boston area if you are looking for seafood, while there are plenty of options one of the best places is Legal Seafood. I still drool when I think of the baked sea scallops I had down on the island. That was one of the best seafood dinners I have ever had and I have had a few. I was a seafood manager as part of my supermarket career. The cat was real interested in me when I came home.