When i am traveling with Caroline of Maya Road, an adventure is sure to follow, a food adventure that is. i love that we seek out new restaurants to try out along with different types of cuisine. The wanderer in me loves to explore new places and food, learning as i go. So when i was asked, "do you like seafood?" i knew it wasn't just a simple question. When you think of seafood, you may think of Chilean Sea Bass or a nice Trout. You may even think shrimp scampi or lobster tail.
How about seafood in a bag? At The Boiling Crab seafood is served by the pound (or two or three) with your choice of seasoning but the plain seasoning is quite spicy itself. The vegetables even come in the boiling bag if you wish.
i grew up in Florida so i've seen & eaten my share of peel & eat boiled shrimp. I have collected, boiled, and eaten blue crabs from the coast. Needless to say, i grew up with these kinds of meals.
Poor Emily did not. Emily is pretty adventurous and will set her tongue on fire to have her "brain swirl around her head." The "one" on her spicy scale is about a "five" on my scale. She often orders things that would be a 15 on my scale. i was completely surprised by her reactions and i think she was completely unprepared for seafood in a bag.
David ordered the crawfish in xxx spicy. He shares Emily love of spicy. Emily & Laura shared some crab legs while Caroline & I split some Shrimp, Calamari, & Gumbo. It was so tasty and brought back memories of Florida life. I think Catherine was glad she had a late lunch and may think twice about a dinner invitation again.
Emily made it through dinner. She was such an amazing sport about something that was out of her comfort zone.
What better way to reward ourselves than with a little chocolate dessert. We left the boiling crab for PF Chang's amazing desserts. It was a really fun night filled with laughter and fond memories of simple, every day life.