This post is for all you, fond of meat-from-four-legged-animals and all feathered and swamp critters, lovers.
Say hello to National Seafood Month!
October Is National Seafood Month: See what makes our seafood possible in this NOAA Fisheries video...
Yet another monthly something-to-be-celebrated that I'd never heard of.
So I watched the video and that night I dreamed of a time when my dad and I were fishing in a 14' aluminum boat in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Mississippi. I caught a flounder and screamed when I reeled it up to the water's surface. I'd dined on many flounder but had never seen one before it hit the plate.
Like the walking sticks I talked about a couple weeks ago, flounders are masters of disguise, burying into the sea bottom to hide from their prey and out of sight of whoever wants it for the next meal.
Interesting flatfish, but on a scale of my favorite food from the sea, it's wayyyy at the bottom. Like its living quarters.
I've posted on the topic of seafood before, after a trip to Boston last year I think, but it's a subject very dear to my palate's heart and that flounder dream got me hungry for delicacy whose living rooms are in Big Water. Besides, we've got an entire month dedicated to it. Can't overlook that.
My favorites, from first to fourth.......
On to foods from the sea that I've eaten once and never need to again:
Had these in fritter form, down in the Bahamas. Once and only once: