Friday, March 20, 2009

Boat Food: Surf and Turf x 2

Last week, I was lucky enough to escape to Florida for a mini-spring break trip- it's not the worst state to be from when you get sick of northern winters! After a few great days at my best friend Mel's house in Jupiter, we drove up to Stuart to spend the weekend on my dad's boat- the infamous Cat Sass (say that slowly, and try not to laugh too hard).

But anyway, this is a food blog, so let's talk about what we ate! Friday night, my dad brought out these bad boys from the freezer- spiny Florida lobster tails he'd caught in the Keys last summer.

How to improve on perfection? Well, I guess some filets wouldn't hurt.

Dad threw the lobsters and steaks on the grill, I roasted some asparagus and made a chopped salad, and Mel overcame her seafood aversion in honor of the lobsters. It was the perfect boat meal!


Saturday night, Dad was eager to show off his new toy- a quesadilla maker. Uusally I'm not one for gadgets solely devoted to one thing, since my teeny D.C. condo kitchen is rather limited on storage space (although I make an exception for my ice cream maker!), but I had to admit that this was a good find. We had some leftover steak and lobster, so I sauteed some onions and peppers with the meat for the quesadilla filling.

Dad took over to show off the quesadilla maker's skills, and look how gorgeous that is- surf n' turf quesadilla!

In case you're in the market for one now, Dad stresses that you must get the model with the chili pepper on top- apparently the others are just sub-par. I'm not sure if the quesadillas would be quite as amazing as they were after a beautiful Florida day out on the water, but it's worth a shot!


  1. Awesome! So glad we went. I had an awesome time and the food was delicious (no thanks to me). =)

  2. You forgot about step 1: Have Dad and Bryan catch the lobsters for you. You're welcome.