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Charlotte has Excellent Shrimp and fish too

GodfatherofLunch Aug 15, 2008 04:50 PM

GodfatherofLunch and Mrs. G. were in the mood for some shrimp. I remembered a while back getting some beauty's at the farmers market on Kings Drive. I got in my car and took a drive over this morning hopping the "shrimp Man" (sorry dude) was there. Yeah Baby, here was there and now stocks shrimp,scallops,grouper,flounder,snapper and what ever else I forgot. All this bounty is from the Carolina Coast. Always remember local is best. I think he is there every Fri. & Sat.
I bought a lb. of shrimp and a lb. of scallops. Tonight for dinner we enjoyed a shrimp cocktail with some specie spicy cocktail sauce and scallops that I quickly seared and then deglazed the pan with a splash of Mojo Criollo, a citrus based marinade available at the Goya section of the Teeter. For the veg I steamed some turnip greens. Home Run, Restaurant Quality my friend. The secret to my success which I will share with you * Start with great ingredients, and the odds are already in your favor.

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    artlee Aug 16, 2008 09:27 AM

    thanks for the tip. I will have to make it over to that market some time.

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      GodfatherofLunch Aug 16, 2008 12:44 PM

      I'm actually not a fan of that particular farmers market as most if not all of the vendors are not farmers or growers, just resellers of who knows what.? I like to get stuff direct from the growers so I prefer The Regional Farmers Market on Yorkmont Road, near the airport and the new Tailgate market on Camden Road. I used to go the Matthews Farmers market when I lived near there and it is great as well. The fish at the kings road market so impressed me and is so unique that I plan to go back every Friday strictly to see him.
      GFL
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        artlee Aug 16, 2008 02:30 PM

        Do you know of any markets closer to the north end of town since I live in Huntersville?

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          GodfatherofLunch Aug 17, 2008 08:37 AM

          Sorry I don't. I don't often venture to the hinterlands.

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            littlegirltree Aug 20, 2008 09:37 AM

            http://www.ncfarmfresh.com/Directory.asp?County=Mecklenburg&product=17&Submit=Submit

            http://www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org/

            http://www.thebradfordstore.com/

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              artlee Aug 20, 2008 05:58 PM

              Thanks!! I forgot about Bradford. That is very close for me!

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                GodfatherofLunch Aug 20, 2008 06:08 PM

                The Bradford store looks like a cool place. Littlegirltree has given some great referrals for places to find local produce. None of these places sell any fish or shrimp though. Even without the seafood might be a fun trip.

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