Destination Key Largo Guide
Key Largo Cuisine
While you’re here, make sure you treat your taste buds to the unusual tastes of Keys cuisine.
Stone Crab: Pictured above, Florida stone crab seasons runs from mid-October to the end of May. For the principled eaters out there, stone crab is considered a renewable food source. Crab claws are harvested and then the crab is returned to the ocean so the claws can regenerate. The claw meat is flaky and white, with a sweet taste. Best served cold, with a sharp-tasting mustard sauce. Conch: Conch meat tastes like an exotic kind of clam. Though native conch (a large marine snail) is no longer served in the Keys due to overharvesting in the past, imported conch provides the meat for crunchy fritters, “cracked” conch (pounded conch meat breaded and fried), spicy conch chowder or raw, marinated served in salads. Dolphin: Don’t worry, that’s not Flipper you’re about to sink your teeth into! This firm, white-fleshed, delicious fish really is a fish, and not to be confused with the mammal of TV fame. It’s delicious grilled, Cajun-style or blackened.
Florida Lobster: In season, August 6 – March 31, Florida lobster has no claws like the Maine variety, and is often referred to as the “spiny lobster”. Florida lobster can be broiled and served with lots of melted butter, but there are a lot of recipies out there. Key Lime Pie: This delicious dessert originated in Key West. But don’t be fooled by bright green concoctions – real key lime pie is yellow. Key West Pink Shrimp: Very popular here in the Keys and the best shrimp to eat (not farm raised). These sweet shellfish are impeccable when steamed and served with cocktail sauce, sautéed, battered and fried, on top of a bed of greens or pasta. Hogfish: One of the best fish you will ever eat. Hogfish is mild with a light texture, and a scallop-like flavor. Hogfish is delicious fried, blackened, broiled or baked. Try it with a panko macadamia crust, topped with a tropical fruit salsa… Yum!
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