Anniversary Dinner

Monday, 7 June 2010
Kingsley and I are not a traditional couple.  We do things a little differently because we have to.  We live on two different continents for the time being.  So, in order to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary, we met on the Mexican island of Isla Mujeres.  We decided to have our anniversary dinner at our favorite beach side seafood restaurant on the island, Cockteleria.  Tables are set up in the white sand and the view is of the main port with ferry boats coming in and out and scuba lessons taking place in the shallow turquoise waters. I highly recommend it.

Fishermen go out in the mornings and drop off the fresh catch by noon time to be prepared for early dinners and the chefs take great pride in serving fresh lobster, squid, octopus and fish.

Isla restaurants serve a wonderful mild salsa and I'd love to get the recipe.  Kingsley and I decided it contains fresh tomatoes, sweet white onion, jalapeno peppers and loads of Cilantro.  We're not sure what else, possibly lime juice as well.  Yummy!  I even ate it on omelets for breakfast.

For our main course, we ordered a whole fresh fish (selected from the catch of the day), fried the traditional Isla way.  It was huge and cooked down to this golden beauty:

We kept eating until there wasn't much left.  The meat was tender, juicy and light.  The batter was slightly crispy, with just enough salt and seasoning.  We like to add fresh lime juice on top for a kick. The meal was washed down with cold Mexican beer.  Sol for Kingsley, Negra Modelo for me.

There was even a coconut stand outside the restaurant for dessert.  Note the handmade tip jar with the sombrero.  Haaa!


Casey said...

Looks perfect.

AK said...

OMG! The fish looks delicious!!! Loved how you said you and Kings are not a traditional couple. Extraordinary is the new ordinary! :)