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Fish Lovers Rejoice!

Jack, my husband, walked in the door with a smile. “How about fish for dinner?” he said to my delight.

In the big bag he carried were freshly fried flounder, corn on the cob and hush pupies. Although I’m not a big fan of fried fish, Jack is, and I can live with it if the batter isn’t too heavy and the fish not overcooked. I adore corn on the cob! And who doesn’t like a good hush puppy? So we set the oven on Warm, put the food in, and a half hour later sat down to eat.

The flounder tasted fresh as could be and was perfectly cooked. The batter itself was tasty and not too heavy. So I ate some of it, then simply peeled the rest off of my fish and savored the flounder. The corn was perfectly cooked, too. That is, just barely cooked, so it tasted fresh off the field. And the hush puppies were the lightest, fluffiest, most delightful I’ve had in many a year!

This pleasant surprise came from Murphy’s Seafood Bargain, recently opened at 1201 Habersham St. just north of Henry.

Essentially a seller of sea food and fresh fish, Murphy will also cook to order.
In addition to the flounder, there were several other fish choices, among them Sea Bass, Tilapia, Mullet and Whiting. The fish menu will change, the owner says, depending on what’s caught that day. They also have a variety of shell fish — shrimp, several kinds of crab, oysters, conch, scallops, mussels, crawfish and more.

We also got a shrimp salad that night. A really wonderful shrimp salad, with small, sweet shrimp with a very light dressing that seems to include tiny bits of celery. Very possibly the best shrimp salad I’ve had in Savannah.

To order in advance call 912-335-7325. Hours are 10 to 6 Mon-Thur and 10-9 Fri & Sat

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The Shad are Running!

All you fellow shad lovers, rejoice.  There is shad and roe aplenty right now at Russo’s!  And should you want to share with your shad-less friends elsewhere,  Russo’s will even overnight shad to them on ice! For more on Shad and some great recipes check out our cooking page.

 

 

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Calling All Fishermen-Cooks…

Or perhaps we should say, calling all Chef-Fishermen.  Either way, join the tournament and fish to win!  Sat. and Sunday, April 9 and 10, at Coffee Bluff Marina,  you’ll be able to show your talents! Get together some friends and go fishing from 6 am to 5 pm, then on Sunday,  at 2 pm,  cook your catch.  A panel of judges will determine the winners.  Entry fee is $25 per team.  Anyone can sign up and anyone can come down to sample the results.  For more info, call 912-925-7474 or go to www.coffeebluffmarina.net

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Rancho Alegre offers Cuban Food with Pizzazz!

From time to time, we get calls and notes from folks who say Cuban food is  boringly bland.  The perfect antidote to Cuban blandness is Rancho Alegre. Here, they’ve injected hints of Spain and Creole, plus a bit of Basque, to create Cuban Cuisine with Attitude.  For instance, the Mero en Salsa Verde (Grouper in Green Sauce), although not especially spicy, definitely has spunk. The fish is poached, Basque-style in the bright, sprightly, parsley-garlic-wine-oil sauce, and surrounded with rice, delectable black beans, and plump sweet plantains. Or, with at least two hours notice, you can get the traditional dish of Spain, Paella Valenciana.

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Shad a Spring Treat

Once upon a long time ago (that is to say, up until 1995 when I moved to Savannah), I was convinced that Turbot was the finest eating fish in the world, especially the Turbot from North Atlantic waters. Then, a new friend of mine invited me to dinner one night to dine on Shad. This exquisite fillet, as bright and white as Turbot, but even more flavorful, won the fish wars, hands down. These days, it’s Shad and the plump bright red roe that so often accompanies it, which fuels my foodie’s dreams during the last dreary days of winter and brightens my evenings during the early spring season. So head on over to Russo’s fish market, buy yourself some Shad and Roe, follow the simple recipes and dine like you’re royalty.

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Best Fish Dish in Town

Fish just doesn’t get any better than tilapia or flounder or the other freshest catch of the day as served in Papillote’s “en papillote.”  Served with one kind of Pasta or another, such as Greek orzo, plus straight from the garden-tasting veggies (recently tomato, fennel, and orange segments) this luxurious-flavored  wonder is not steamed in parchment per tradition, but in foil, safer and easier and every bit as luscious! “en papillote” is probably the deepest and richest flavored of all fish dishes, and for the health conscious, very low in fat and calories; super high in nutrients!  These Friday Specialties are available for about $11.99.

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The Shad are here!

As far as us fish-loving foodies at SavannahBest.com are concerned, Shad are the best fish in the world,  from salt water or fresh! And here in Savannah, we are soooo lucky to have them, and to have that rare commodity,  Russo’s Seafood Store, where they know how to perfectly filet these tricky guys with a zillion tiny bones!   For more on  Shad and an easy recipe for an elegant Valentine’s Day Breakfast or brunch or one for  an equally easy dinner entree, just go to SavannahBest’s Cooking Page.

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