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Old 07-04-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Had some excellent seafood today. I love lobster and crab. Dungeness is particularly sweet and succulent- I miss the ocean and all the bay scallops (fresh) and swordfish steaks. I also miss Maine lobster, in Florida had the spiny rock lobster- it was great.

What does everyone else like, that is hard to find where you live now?
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I was brought up on fresh seafood and fish and I really miss it. Getting decent seafood in the UK is really difficult and expensive. Brits tend to like everything deep fried and I prefer it pretty much "au naturel". Which is a shame because Cornish and Scottish seafood is wonderful ( it mostly ends up in France though where they love it)
I love Crab, ( spider crab is my favourite), mussels( steamed or stuffed with garlic, parsley and breacrumbs), king prawns, shrimps, lobster, crayfish, sea urchin,conch and pretty much all fish though I am not keen on squid and octopus ( it's OK but a bit rubbery for me). My all time favourite though is Scallops ( very large ones with the coral still attached), barely seared for a few seconds with a lemon beurre blanc or homemade mayonnaise.Yummmmmmmmmmmm! My mouth is watering just thinking about a nice platter of seafood !
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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My father has worked in the seafood industry for 30 years : )

So grew up with the best and freshest seafood and still get it to this day

I love everything
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Mooseketeer- I tried to give you more ""+"" lol- I do like scallops- for some reason we cant get the bay scallops here- What do king prawns taste like?

I do love lobster but all we have in middle America are lakes. They do have good trout here though!.

sunny
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Mooseketeer- I tried to give you more ""+"" lol- I do like scallops- for some reason we cant get the bay scallops here- What do king prawns taste like?

I do love lobster but all we have in middle America are lakes. They do have good trout here though!.

sunny
I'm not sure what king prawns are called in the US , they are large prawns and quite meaty in texture . I also love "langoustines" even bigger and no idea what they're called either! I also love tiny grey shrimps, delicious.

I have often wondered why it's so difficult to get the really big scallops in the US, they are the BEST !! I have dreams of "all you can eat" buffets of the stuff... they are so plump and juicy and sweet, absolute heaven.

I am a carnivore but if I ever had to give up beef I could happily live on seafood for the rest of my life.
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Thats what I LOVE about Florida.

I can get good Tex-mex, I can get good Barbeque (Texas foods)

I can get good Italian and Chinese delivered to my door

AND I can get good seafood...not as good as New England but alot better then Texas.
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:25 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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My sister in Massachusetts has shipped us live lobsters for Christmas a couple times, really freaked out the postmaster in our SW MO town-he couldn't believe that was really what was in the box!

I love ocean fish, not real big on freshwater, and not fried. Also developed a taste for conch in Belize and Key West.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:19 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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After eating freshwater trout (which I always loved) for several decades, I certainly appreciate eating seafood here in northeast Florida.
I never even liked shrimp that much until I moved here--now I love it because it actually has taste!
Crab is my favorite though. I enjoy its subtle flavor. Crabcakes are to die for.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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has anyone ever had abalone? I wish I lived by the ocean again- can't get anything fresh here! Yes- alot of people like fried everything- and catfish-lol.
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Old 07-05-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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has anyone ever had abalone? I wish I lived by the ocean again- can't get anything fresh here! Yes- alot of people like fried everything- and catfish-lol.
I had abalone a long time ago in Tahiti and it was quite nice but not amongst my top favourites really.
I hate deep fried seafood , but it's just a question of taste really. I tend to dislike most fried foods actually, grilled is so much nicer, or pan fried very briefly with a tiny, tiny nut of butter or oil. A good marinade or rub is all that's needed IMO , even just steamed or boiled with home made mayonnaise.
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