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Food on Fridays with Ann
Last week, my husband and I enjoyed a special anniversary trip, just the two of us. Anyone who knows me well can make one guess where we went.
Yes, I asked to go to the beach.
Specifically, Sanibel. I’ve been to many places in Florida, but never Sanibel-Captiva, and for years I’ve wanted to see what it was like.
I had no idea it was so…expensive.
To save money, we made creative use of the overpriced hotel’s microwave and fridge, cooking eggs for breakfast and making salads for lunch. We did dine at some restaurants, though, and the biggest splurge was Traders, where I enjoyed some of the most delicious seafood I have ever eaten in my life.
My husband ordered a fish—maybe rainbow trout?—stuffed with crab and spinach.
I’ll never cook a dish as delicate and unique as this, but I will remember next time I serve a side dish of rice to butter a ramekin, press in a serving of rice, and then pop it upside down on the plate to form this cute mound.
I ordered flounder, also stuffed with spinach and crab then topped with some shrimp and served over lobster-stuffed ravioli and a cream sauce.
Now, I probably should not have eaten the ravioli because of the gluten, and I shouldn’t have consumed the cream sauce because of the dairy. But I did it anyway, and wow! That was that the most amazing blend of flavors EVER.
I highly recommend Traders, for an anniversary splurge.
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