Mardi Gras in Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan. Fish Market Restaurants, Fresh Oysters, and a Veggie Plate

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ!
Join us for Mardi Gras in Orlando, Steinhatchee, Sharon, PA, Buffalo, NY, and Upper Michigan.
Here’s the schedule.

THE FISH MARKET
3150 E. EL CAMINO RD. PALO ALTO, CA   650-493-8862
The Fish Market is a chain of seven restaurants in California and Arizona.  They are actually markets where you can buy fresh seafood to cook at home, or you can sit and dine in the restaurant.  This is a Cali style restaurant, with sushi, oysters, smoked and mesquite grilled fish, salads, and a selection of California wines.  It’s not your down home, funky, best kept secret kind of place, however it is fresh, good quality seafood. Stop in the market after you chow down on Dungeness Crabs, and take home some Smoked Wild Alaskan King Salmon.

APALACHICOLA OYSTERS, A REAL BARGAIN IN THE FL PANHANDLE

For a more down home approach to the fish market/restaurant approach, try The Oyster Bar Seafood Shack in Blountstown, Florida.  A welcome change from most fish houses, there’s no fried food. Everything is grilled, smoked, steamed, or raw. And the price difference is great. Instead of around $12 for six raw oysters in California, try $9 for a dozen in Florida. The Seafood Shack is truly a family operation. The mother in law of the owner makes the homemade desserts.
20003 Central Ave. West.  Blountstown, FL 32424       850-647-1250

OR…for the best kept secret in the Florida Keys, try the Shrimp Shack on Stock Island.  The review of my friend, Ray’s place soon come.

VEGGIE PLATE WITH SQUASH CASSEROLE


Don’t you think it’s time to just cook up a bunch of veggies for dinner.  Man, that makes me feel all right!  Here’s my veggie plate with chard, potatoes, squash casserole, fresh sliced tomatoes, and green beans.  Yummm!

SQUASH CASSEROLE

2 cups yellow squash, sliced
1 cup onion, diced
2 cups bread crumbs
1/4 cup butter
Medium white sauce (2 tbs butter, 2 tbs flour, and one cup of milk)
Saute squash and onion in part of the butter
Mix with white sauce
Stir bread crumbs into the remaining hot butter
Put the squash mixture in a casserole dish with the bread crumbs on top
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
Of course you will want to dowse yer veggies with Liquid Summer Hot Sauce

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