Not So Bizarre Foods
|July 27, 2012||Posted by Nicole under Seafood|
I don’t watch a lot of television nowadays but one of the shows I always make time for (well, my DVR makes time for) is Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. It is fascinating to see what crazy things Andrew will eat as he travels all over the globe. Foods that we in the U.S. might find un-appealing might be a delicacy for another culture.
I tuned in earlier this week and was excited to see an episode titled, Bizarre Foods America: Miami. Andrew dined at many interesting seafood spots including Michael’s Genuine, where the menu changes daily. The restaurant starts with what is in season and what arrives on their doorstep from local farmers, fisherman and ranchers, then bases their menu on that. I really enjoyed the portion where Andrew concocted his own dish using wreck fish. He also got to sample a chef’s specialty: Braised wreck fish in Spanish stew with chorizo, octopus and shrimp caught off the coast of Florida, as well as saffron aioli and crostini.
Andrew got to eat freshly-caught raw spiny lobster off the coast of Marathon. He also rode on a stone crabber’s fishing vessel to see how the sustainable stone crab is caught, claws taken, and the animal is released back into the wild! World Famous Joe’s Stone Crab was featured, plus Andrew went on a visit to Keys Fisheries, a large wholesaler in Marathon.
If you were not able to catch the show, check your local listings for a re-run on The Travel Channel.