06-15-2009, 10:12 AM #1
What is your favorite Seafood Market?
What is your favorite local seafood market for reasonably priced fresh shrimp?
06-15-2009, 10:36 AM #2
Hands down, it's Joe Pattis...yeah, I know it's not of this area and quite a trip to Pensacola; but I'm usually out that way at least once a month for business/pleasure, and if you're visiting the Gulf Coast, you can always pair it with a stop to NAS Pensacola to view their lighthouse and tour the fantastic Naval Aviation Museum (indoors, air conditoned and FREE).
Florida seafood,Pensacola seafood,online seafood market,shop (Take a cooler, they'll provide the ice)
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Are there more than two?
I'm told (Publix employee) that the shrimp at Publix are not from the Gulf (imagine that), so as far as I know, that leaves Shrimpers and Goatfeathers. I like Shrimpers better, but it is off my daily route, and prices in South Walton are based on tourists, for the most part, so don't go expecting deals.
06-15-2009, 12:25 PM #4
Shrimpers is by far the best.
06-15-2009, 01:35 PM #5
I drive into Destin to the Seafood Place fairly close to the bridge to Okaloosa Island...name totally escapes me for some reason...as much as I like Publix as a store NONE of their Seafood is from the area and all has been frozen at some point
06-15-2009, 01:56 PM #6
We just had shrimp from Sextons in Destin. Large ones with heads on were $5.95 lb. They were fresh and good. Sextons has good seafood, IMO.I think of government as the Mafia without the moral authority or predictability. Ron Hart
What about the shrimp boat parked in the bay by 331? I've bought from them before but it has been quiet a while. The shrimp were good though!
06-15-2009, 03:54 PM #8
Joe Patty's in Pensacola
06-19-2009, 09:48 AM #9
I like Goatfeathers in Seagrove Beach. Also, Destin Ice is really good. Lots of gourmet foods. If you're in Pensacola going to Joe Pattie's stop and have dinner at Jambalaya's. The food is to die for!
06-19-2009, 10:07 AM #10
In my opinion Destin Ice is the best in the area for all local seafood. They also have the best service.
Ditto for me on Goatfeathers in Seagrove. We go there every time we're in Sowal and have never gotten any bad shrimps.
06-22-2009, 01:55 PM #12
I've been to goatfeathers in seagrove probably six or seven times a year for the last 7 or 8 years. I'm delighted when on vacation to have the convenience of a fairly good fish market, that I can walk or ride the bike to. On top of that, they almost always have a good assortment of fresh fish, in good condition. They usually have shrimp in three sizes that they'll steam and season for you if you'd like.
I find the fish on the high end of the price range, and am almost at my breaking point of searching out a better local deal (ie. maybe Shrimpers), but Publix is not an option unless you like your fish/shrimp farmed and color added.
I find the shrimp reasonably priced.
I find the service to be a quite interesting trip - the best way I can describe it is like hostile and exhausted yankees are serving me, in a southern accent- maybe I'm off base, but that's how I feel - I've seen it (service) be both borderline, and outright hostile for others (not me) and I've felt like I was going to be told "no soup for you" from time to time - It's funny stuff, and so far I've just chalked it up to that person behind the counter must be really frustrated about something, and is very tired of vacationers (like me).
The last time I was down a couple weeks ago, I only went once, because the deals at the restaurants were so outrageous (at paradis, cafe 30a etc. for half priced dinners) that I don't think we could afford to buy from goatfeathers and cook grouper for the same price -
06-22-2009, 04:40 PM #13
When we stay on east end of 30A we drive into Buddy's in Panama City. Been getting fish and shrimp from them for years. They do a great job on steaming. Worth the drive.
06-22-2009, 07:03 PM #14
looking for a good place for steamed shrimp on my next trip. My PC days are long over. Is it anywhere near the Hangout If you could get me headed in the right direction, my husband could find it and I sure would appreciate it
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06-23-2009, 11:20 PM #15
Corner of highway 79 and Back Beach Road
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06-24-2009, 01:01 PM #17
Goatfeathers shrimp, steamed and seasoned are the best I have ever had.
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06-24-2009, 03:48 PM #18
06-25-2009, 12:21 AM #19
So with all this talk of shrimp I decided to have some for dinner. Did a bit of Googling and came up with the following.
Marinated (for 1 hour) peeled, deveined shimp (with tail still on) in following:
grated fresh ginger
grated fresh garlic
splash of soy sauce
(and a bit of pepper flakes if you like a little heat)
Drained marinate and dusted shimp with flour (seasoned with salt & pepper)
Dipped in egg wash
Coated with mix of Panko/Dried Bread Crumbs (3-1 mix)
Heated up oil in fry pan. (Heated up oven to 300)
(I don't like deep frying shrimp since it uses too much oil that can't be re-used)
Fried shimp in batches (first on one side, then turn to the other) till crisp and golden--takes less than a minute on each side for Med/Lg shrimp. Drained on paper towel-covered cake rack placed on baking tray--kept in oven while others were cooking.
Served with Thai-style Sweet Chili Sauce.
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