Off Topic: Seafood

photoSorry, work has been kicking my butt this week (I had to work on Memorial Day) so I have no review.

But I did attend a birthday dinner hosted by an older friend to celebrate the 21st birthday of a young friend of ours. When we do birthdays we usually go to a steak place like the Capital Grill, but this time it was a place called Ocean Prime. They serve beef and pork but their seafood is their focus. They serve fish and shellfish various way. I had seared scallops,; the first time I’ve had scallops in years. I am absolutely stuffed and it’s now 10:40 Thursday night, and I’m having a Cape Cod Cocktail and am ready for bed.

So I ask you, seafood, yay or nay? What kind do you like if you like it? Let us know in the comments.

Image: one of the centerpieces from the dinner taken in my apartment with my iPad

  • Tena says:

    Born and raised in Prince Edward Island (One of the primary lobster grounds in the world), currently living in Nova Scotia, and I adore fish of all kinds. 99% of what I eat are local ( hey, I live pretty much IN the Atlantic Ocean), and I will eat it prepared almost any way, fried, poached, brined, raw, baked basted etc. Lobster that was caught just over an hour ago, boiled in salt water on the beach and served with a hammer and oodles of butter, French bread and icy cold white wine – a meal fit for royalty – as long as they don’t try to take mine, because I will fight for that.

  • LOOOOOOOOVE seafood, especially shrimp! It’s totally cool if other folks don’t care for it; just pass ’em over to me.

  • Maya says:

    I also like the “sea Insects”! LOL. The rest – not so much. Trout is pleasant.

    Short story for a one-time fellow New Englander: Once upon a time, long ago, I spent a year + in Santa Barbara. Three of us went on a small boat (yes, we were crazy) across the Santa Barbara Channel to Santa Cruz Island. The guys went snorkeling and brought up a couple of red abalone (statute of limitations is LONG over). The native Californian (the other was my sweetie) said you could eat them raw. He thinly sliced part of the foot and pounded it. Tastes mild and has the texture of pineapple. Not bad.
    PS I still have one of the shells.

  • tammy says:

    Nyet. Nein. Voch. Non. Nee. Uun. Ahniyo. Oh hell no.

    I love fish, but I can’t be doin’ sea insects and ocean boogers. My husband adores it, and it’s all I can do to keep from gagging while I make it for him. (The things we do for love) It’s one of the rare things that I dislike so much I can’t even imagine why other people like it. (Like floral chypres.)

    More for y’all!

  • rosarita says:

    I lived on the Gulf Coast for years and my husband is a Louisiana native so we both love seafood; in the 80s we fell in love over two for one oysters on the half shell lol (remember happy hours? Two for one drinks and a buffet? Good times). Our anniversary was Mon and he surprised me with a quart of iced oysters, then boiled up some shrimp while I made remelaude sauce. So delicious and a real splurge here in the Midwest. We eat lots of fish but are careful about where it comes from.

  • Mariann says:

    Yes, in moderation and if theres information on the origin and/ or its certified. love oysters and mussels as well as salmon. Scallops too, but hard to find.

  • Queen Cupcake says:

    I love seafood, although I draw the line at the stranger varieties of sushi, and don’t care much for bluefish or smelts. But scallops–yes! My latest, most favorite way to have them is “Buffalo style” at Turners in Melrose, Mass. Favorite fish: swordfish, but I don’t eat a lot of it because they are over-fished and also because of the mercury. ūüôĀ Oysters–only with lots of icy cold champagne, preferably Veuve Clicquot!

  • Portia says:

    Hey Thomas,
    I don’t like seafood but if the crew orders a platter I can usually find something yum. As long as thewre is plenty of lemon and tartare sauce I can survive.
    Absolute No Nos though are salmon, tuna and oysters.
    I like brine if fragrance though: Womanity, Sel & Vetiver, Dune. love ’em.
    Portia xx